Rouletabulle is Chasselas Plus Fizz

When in Brooklyn at Williamsburg’s The Four Horsemen, it’s a guarantee that something unusual and unexpected will end up in your wine glass. Case in point? Check out this bottle from my most recent visit. A sojourn notable for getting to hang out with Jeremy Parzen of Do Bianchi, who was in town for an Italian wine conference. I highly recommend checking out Jeremy’s wine (and more) blog.

Eric Texier Rouletabulle 2014

This wine is notable because it’s from the Southern Rhone and is somehow made (mostly) from Chasselas. I’ve had a wine from Alsace (on the German border) made from this grape, and its pretty common in Switzerland. But I had no idea you’d encounter Chasselas so far south in France. Pretty cool. Additionally, Rouletabulle is a pét-nat. A wine kind of like alcoholic Fresca*. It’s fun and fizzy. What more do you want in your glass while catching up with a friend you haven’t seen for a few years?

Listen to my podcast that goes deep into Pét-Nat.

Stay tuned for wine number two from that evening.

(OK, and there was a third wine but I didn’t take a photo of it so it didn’t happen.)

*Sadly, I cannot take credit for this apt phrase for describing the delights of Pét-Nat.

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