Domaine de Gimios is run by mother/son duo Anne-Marie and Pierre Lavaysse in Saint Jean de Minervois. They employ organic and biodynamic farming practices and are minimal interventionists when it comes to cellar work. Indigenous yeasts are always used and no sulphur is ever added.
Vinification: The "Muscat Sec d'Octobre" is a pet nat of 100% Muscat a Petits Grains. The wine is fermented using indigenous yeasts and is bottled right before it completes fermentation to create a natural bubble. Unfined and unfiltered. No added sulphur.
Tasting: Floral and herbal aromas on the nose. Delicate bubbles. Stewed pear and bitter orange rind.