Field Blend of Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer & Riesling from the Finger Lakes AVA, NY. Sustainable, Unfiltered, Native Yeast, No added Sulfites.
ABOUT: Petillant Naturel is a rustic, unpretentious sparkling wine meant to be enjoyed in its youth. Made using the Methode Ancestrale the wine is bottled before fermentation is complete, resulting in a gently sparkling wine with a light sediment. An example of the earliest style of sparkling wine, it suits casual occasions and an adventurous spirit.
VINIFICATION: A blend of red and white grapes from our estate vineyard and our grower-partners was co-fermented to make this beautiful pink wine. Fruit was pressed into neutral oak barriques where spontaneous fermentation took place. Two different lots, one of early season fruit and the other of later-picked varieties, were blended before bottling. Before full dryness was achieved, the wine was chilled to halt fermentation and racked to reduce cloudiness. After bottling, fermentation resumed and finished in the bottle, resulting in a dry wine with approximately three atmospheres of pressure. No added sulfites. The finished wine is hazy and bright, reflecting life at our vineyard.
SERVING NOTES: Chill well in an upright position before serving. Open over the sink in case of excess mousse. Pour gently so that sediment rests on the bottom
TASTING NOTES: Alluring aromas of fresh fruit, yeast and earth. Pure, unadulterated and alive with moderate fizz.