2020 Petillant Naturel

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2020 Petillant Naturel
2020 Petillant Naturel

Petillant Naturel is a rustic, unpretentious sparkling wine meant to be enjoyed in its youth.  Made using 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. 

A blend of red and white grapes from our estate vineyard and our grower-partners was co-fermented to make this beautiful pink wine.  The field blend is primarily Riesling, plus some Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc.

Extremely  limited--2 bottles per person.

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.

Production notes

Fruit was pressed into neutral oak barriques where spontaneous fermentation took hold.   Two different lots, one of early season fruit and the other of later-picked varieties, were blended before bottling. 

Slightly before dryness was achieved, the wine was chilled 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.

Vintage2019
Varietalvarious
AppellationSeneca Lake
Residual Sugar0%
Alcohol12.40%
Wine Stylesparkling
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date12/11/2020
Cases Produced76
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