2017 Pinot Meunier- Pet Nat

2017 Pet Nat, Sparkling Pinot Meunier

The newest varietal to our ever growing list is from a 53 year old vineyard in the Russian River. Fresh, vibrant and lively this wine will surprise and delight sparkling fans near and far.

Russian River Valley

The newest varietal to our ever-growing list (at last count, it was 21!) is from a 53 year old vineyard in the Russian River. When we were offered a chance to make Sparkling Pinot Meunier in 2017 the answer was not yes, it was HELL YES. Depending on how we count our experimental years this will be our sixth Pet Nat to add to our also ever-growing collection of sparkling wines. There is no question - this one is a keeper. Like all of our Pet Nats, this is a zero zero wine where we bottle before our spontaneous fermentation completes so it continues in the bottle making those delicate and delicious bubbles. We disgorged in the Spring and now we bring what remains to our wine club. But next year, we promise, there is more!

Tasting Note: Fresh, vibrant and lively this wine will surprise and delight sparkling fans near and far. Delicate fruity notes of green apple and lemon zest with a hint of creaminess and touch of savory herbs and whiff of ginger. Refreshing acidity and soft yet persistent bubbles.

  • Appellation: Sonoma
  • Vineyard: Dommen
  • Varietal: Pinot Meunier
  • Age: Planted 1953
  • Elevation: 300 feet
  • Soil: Goldridge
  • Harvested: August 23, 2018
  • Pressed: August 23, 2018
  • Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria in stainless and glass bottle
  • Bottled: September 26, 2017
  • Disgorged: April 2018
  • Production: 46 cases
  • Release date: November 2018

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