Curiosity Pet-Nat is a blend of 80% Petit Verdot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from the North Fork AVA, Long Island, New York. Sustainably Farmed, Unfined, Unfiltered, No Added Sulfites. Woman Winemaker.
HISTORY: Alie Sharper, founder and winemaker at Brooklyn Oneology and As If wines, is a third generation entrepreneur. Shaper’s first formal exposure to wine came at Cornell University’s intensive Friday afternoon wine course. Then she went on to work first in a winery tasting room in New York’s Hudson Valley, and then at the groundbreaking Vintage New York retail wine shop in Manhattan. Here she developed a passion for the wines of New York State while obtaining her Advanced Certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust of London. Shaper applied this knowledge first as the beverage director at a multi-location restaurant group, and then as director of the New York City in-store tasting program for a major wine distributor.
ABOUT: This is sparkling wine in its most raw form; it's unfined, unfiltered, with no sulfur added prior to bottling
VINIFICATION: Made in the "ancestral" method. The wine is pressed, chilled, and bottled just before the first fermentation is completed, capturing the yeast and bubbles inside the bottle.
TASTING NOTES: The wine is an opaque Purple-Pink hue with copper undertones, with a nose of Dried Black Cherry and ripe Blueberry. On the palate, light, fine bubbles, dry with notes of Papaya, Elderberry, Currants, Peppercorn, and Green Tea flavors. Relaxed acidity and a lightly creamy mouthfeel lead to a complex & textural finish, w/ hints of Guava.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair this with Charcuterie, Soft Cheeses as well as Briny Oysters with a Raspberry Mignonette, Crisp Salads with Strawberry Vinaigrette and Sunshiny days.