Campestral Ancestral Clarete Pet-Nat
Campestral Ancestral Clarete is very fruity, elegant and refreshing – part of the range of sparkling wines of ‘ancestral style’ made by Bodegas Campestral, in Arcos de la Frontera.
A blend of 93% Palomino Fino grapes from the town of Trebujena and 7% Petit Verdot from Arcos de la Frontera.
After alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks the wine is bottled before the end of the fermentation in order to generate a natural carbonation in the bottle. After around 9 months in contact with the fermentation lees, the wine is disgorged to remove the remains of the lees and bottled with a crown cap to retain the carbon dioxide in the bottle.
Very appealing salmon-orange colour, and a nose apricot, dried fruits, rose petal and orange blossom. The palate is very balanced with lots of light red fruit such as rose-hip, freshness and fine bubbles with a final touch of sweetness in the aftertaste.
Drink on its own, or with smoked fish, cheese, desserts of fresh fruit or bitter chocolate.
About the Producer
Bodegas Campestral has, since 2016, been building and developing a unique wine project. It is a dream built from scratch with great enthusiasm, perseverance, will and effort by Andrés Troya, an entrepreneur who has always been in love with wine.
Campestral is sited in El Encanto – a high level rural tourist complex – on the outskirts of Arcos de la Frontera where the winery and vineyards are located: the designated zone of Arcos-Algar (Sierra de Cádiz) is 35k east of Jerez town. The destiny of this estate has always been to produce a good wine since the Romans in the second century BC and produced wine in these parts.
Campestral wines are produced in an artisanal way following a natural and ancestral system.
Theirs is to return to traditional and ancient methods to make natural wines – they will not use additives or added products in any wine (artificial yeasts and nutrients, chemicals, etc). This is allied, though, to modern facilities with state-of-the-art machinery that allows precise working at the appropriate temperatures in each wine-making process.
Their approach necessitates wines only being made with healthy and natural (organicly grown) grapes. Their team meticulously care the vineyards throughout the year with the sole objective of obtaining healthy and magnificent fruit to be able to produce the best wines.
Whilst the Palomino grapes for the white and rose wines come from Trebujena in the north of Jerez, the red varieties Tintilla de Rota, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grow nearby in a unique microclimate generated by the geographical location and proximity to the Guadalcacín reservoir, the Sierra de Grazalema and the Guadalquivir valley. This, along with the chalky albariza soils, results in grapes with a very special personality leading to wonderful wines of concentrated character, but with plenty of nuance.