Francis Boulard Petraea Brut Nature is a biodynamic sparkling wine made using the champenoise method in the AOC Champagne with the native Pinot Noir variety by Francis Boulard.
Although the three sons of the renowned viticulturist Raymond Boulard decided to leave the winery in 2009, his grandson inherited his love for the vine and set up a new project with his wife Jeanne and daughter Delphine. Francis Boulard Champagne & Fille owns a small estate in the hills which is known as “Petit Montagne de Reims”, in Champagne and using natural, organic methods and following the lunar calendar, he produces wines that are powerful and mineral in a way that only the best champagnes can be.
Francis Boulard Petraea Brut Nature comes from a plot called “Le Murtet” that is planted with old vines aged 60-80 years old, growing in a sandy limestone terroir in the Saint-Thierry massif. All work in the vineyard is ecological and biodynamic, using organic treatments and taking into account the lunar cycle at every stage of the process.
Francis Boulard Petraea Brut Nature is made following a method similar to the Solera method. In other words, each year 50% of the previous year is added, bearing in mind that this began with an organic champagne in 2012. The wines that are added come from the juice of the first pressing and then they spontaneously ferment with native yeasts and age in 25 hl oak barrels with batonnages. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle without clarifying, filtering or adding dosage at the disgorging stage.
Francis Boulard Petraea Brut Nature is a champagne that perpetually ages in the solera style. This results in a powerful, fresh and mineral sparkling wine.