2017 Sylvain Martinez Rosa Bul
Sylvain worked for Olivier Cousin for about a decade and continued with him part time until 2016. Rosa Bul is a blend of very old vine Grolleau (sandy soil) and Chenin Blanc (schist). When Olivier Cousin downsized his domaine part went to Baptise (reds) and his incredible old Chenin vineyard went to Sylvain. That Chenin makes up more than half of this 2017 sparkling and, when you taste wine from this site there really is the sense of quality that comes from a vineyard that has been farmed spectacularly well for decades. The Rosa Bul is a very precise and very vertical bottle of sparkling. It's ultra refreshing and mineral (there's not really any tropical fruit) and is more or less bone dry.