2020 Lily's Pet Nat, Sparkling Chardonnay
Trust us - - this wine will put a smile on your face
Pet Nat, short for pétillant naturel, can be made from any grape variety (this one is Chardonnay) and is a simpler and ancient way to make sparkling wine. In its purest form, as ours is, the ingredients are limited to grapes (with no Sulphur added). After spontaneous fermentation begins, but before it is complete, the wine is bottled and fermentation continues, creating those delicious bubbles. Jared made our first Lily's in 2011 and ten years later it remains our go-to wine for brunch, lunch, picnics and beach days. This wine will please many palates and is made for al fresco dining, preferably with your shoes off.
Tasting Note: Small fine bubbles awaken your palate, and the citrus flavor profile is contrasted by a hint of vanilla sweetness that makes this sparkler easy to love. Aromas of sweet brioche and yeasty homemade bread that shout SUNDAY BRUNCH. But make no mistake, this Sparkling Chardonnay makes her French ancestors smile with pride. She stands up to classy dinners, backyard shindigs and matrimonial celebrations. Every day is a Lily’s day.
- Appellation: Anderson Valley
- Vineyard: Conzleman
- Varietal: Chardonnay
- Clone: Wente
- Age: Planted 1981
- Elevation: 250 ft.
- Soil: Ornbaun-Zeni loam w/ clay base
- Harvested: August 27, 2020
- Pressed: August 27, 2020
- Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria in stainless
- Barrel aging: n/a
- Bottled: September 10, 2020
- Disgorged: March 1-30, 2020
- Production: 502 cases
- Release date: Summer 2021
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