Chateau le Roc is located in the Côtes du Frontonnais, close to Toulouse in SW France. This is a really exciting area for wine production, and quality is on the rise. The proximity to Bordeaux has meant a good amount of investment coming in from this wine rich area of France, and as the prices there went astronomical, many looked for better value. It's also a hotbed for the natural wine movement in France, so we find a heap of really interesting fizz coming out, and some pretty wild whites and reds! This is made from Negrette, which is a dark skinned black grape native to the area. Compared to the other grapes from SW France Negrette is really perfumed and silken, with very low tannins which makes it perfect for sparkling production. This is made without any SO2 additions, in the methode ancestrale style.
Rosé Pet Nat from Chateau Le Roc with soft bubbles and juicy berries on the palette. Raspberry and sweet cherry with a nice acidity to keep things structured. Really easy going and fresh.
This would be an ideal picnic wine which comes in at only 9.5% and doesn't break the bank.