2019 Frédéric Cossard Chassornade
Cossard is famous for producing arguably the best natural wines in Burgundy. He has been organic from the outset using homeopathic remedies in place of systemic chemicals and the most diligent winery practices in place of sulphur. These are truly captivating and rare natural Burgundies. They are some of the hardest wines to find in France and are, in many ways, the ultimate insider wines.
The eponymous wines of Cossard are made from grapes taken from vineyards that Fred doesn't own. The quality is still super high but in France, vignerons are required by law to differentiate the labels of wines that come from vineyard they own and don't own.
This is Frédéric Cossards Pet Nat and it is at once much more serious than any other, as it is made from seriously good Burgundy grapes yet at the same time is just a very simple, super delicious, wildly attractive and unputdownable sparkler.