Vignoble Klur, Pet En L’air, Alsace, France
The Klur family has worked the land around Katzenthal since the 17th century but while they produce classic Alsace wines they are not hidebound by history. Clément Klur converted his small, 7 hectare domaine, to biodynamic viticulture and winemaking back in 1999, one of the first in the region to do so, and has built a naturally cooled, bioclimatic, grass-roofed cellar, constructed from packed earth.
This sparkling wine was made by Elisa Klur, the next generation of Klurs, using Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Noir grown on the granitic soils of grand cru vineyard Wineck Schlossberg. Made following the ancestral or petillant naturel method using just the naturally occurring, indigenous yeast for the fermentation and no added sulphites. It is disgorged to help prevent the wine being a little too explosive but watch out when you open it, it can pet*!
Pet en L’air is the epitome of natural sparkling wine. Pure juicy fruit, lively bubbles and deliciously drinkable at any time of day, from breakfast to bed time!
*slang French for fart ;)
Producer - Clement Klur
Country - France
Region - Alsace
Variety / Blend - Riesling, Muscat and Pinot Noir
Wine Style - Sparkling Wine, Pet Nat
Farming - Organic / Biodynamic
Vegan, Sulphate Free