Mas d'Agalis - La Bulle 2021
Very limited pet nat made from 100% Terret Blanc. This local variety is known to be particularly well suited to the hot climate as it is a late ripener and it retains acidity late into the ripening season. In 2019 Lionel happened to have more grapes than he anticipated so he experimented and made this pet nat for the first time. Since then, it is only made in special years and in small quantities. The result is wonderful - lean, toasty, textured, and super refreshing at only 11% abv.
Made by Lionel Maurel, a fourth generation grower who took over the family vines after stints working with some of the biggest names in the natural wine world across France. He primarily works with an 'infusion' style of winemaking, favouring gentle and light extractions as opposed to the more powerful examples that are common in this region. His wine are delicate, elegant, and fresh, real expressions of his immediate subzone and soils.