Region: Faverolles-sur-Cher, Loire Valley, France
Notes: Both versions of the pet'nat (which is 100 % Gamay direct-pressed, grapes sourced in Francueil further west along the Cher river) were of course vinified without SO2, some bottles with 1mg of SO2. She made the choice after having one test bottled made, the result seemed interesting to her, plus thinking about it afterwards, she remembered that Lapierre also made this sort of thing, bottling a cuvée in two batches, one with so2 and the other without.
She chose the name "les Valseuses" in reference to dance, bubbles dancing and bubbles which make you dance . And also she had also in mind the 1974 movie [Les Valseuses was known abroad under the name Going Places] as a reference for a certain freedom and free state of mind.
Marie's Pet'Nat, a bubbly with a nice fruit, very enjoyable, gourmand with a light sweetness feel in the mouth. She says that's exactlywhat she aimed, but I know it's always tricky with a natural sparkling, you never know if it'll stop bone dry or will retain some sugar. Here actually it is dry technically but the roundness and fruit carry this sweetness feel, which is perfectly welcome (I often prefer pet'nats that are a bit sweet, there's something very harmonious with it). Article