Méthode Ancestrale

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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méthode ancestrale, sometimes called méthode artisanale or méthode rurale, very traditional and newly fashionable way of making a lightly sparkling, wine, usually with some residual sugar and, often, some sediment. For more details, see sparkling winemaking.