Purveyors of fine grape juice
2017 Francois St Lo Pette loire valley, france
$67

In troglodyte caves deep in Saumur François Saint-Lô runs the Rue Des Belles Caves.
Francois St-Lô quickly became a rising star in the world of natural wine; quite a feat considering his first vintage was only in 2012. Working in restaurants & wine bars he then dived headlong into winemaking, learning with producers like Olivier Cousin & Eric Dubois. Eventually he bought his own place near Berrie, approximately 25km south of Saumur, it was basically an ancient ruin, but has previously been used for wine production and since 2012 is being restored with the help of friends.
A rare unicorn. Francois' Pet Nat is a flash in the pan wine we get mere bottles of every couple of years. Such purity of fruit in Pet Nat form is hard to come by, a true wonder from FSL.

Origin loire valley, france
Year 2017
Varietal chenin blanc
Style elegant & complex