A hand crafted pet-nat rosé made with Royal grape variety
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Availability date: 02/29/2016
The ancestral wine making method also known as pet-nat (from the French term pétillant naturel - natural sparkling wine) is the "older" method compared to the traditional or champenoise method. The main difference is that the wine only has one fermentation process; once started the liquid is bottled until the wine is "finished" inside the bottle keeping the naturally occuring carbonic gas inside.
Alberto Pedron from Bodegas y Viñedos Sentencia is making pet-nats for a couple of years now and this Fetiche 2019 is a fine example of his work.
Made with the local and rahter unknow grape variety called "Royal", which was widely planted in the past but forgotten during decades due to its late ripening and softly pink-coloured skin which does not produce dark reds. These are old vines (over 60 years old), planted on limestone soils, farmed organically. Alberto tops his bubbly with 20% of Grenache to give a dash of freshness.
Winemaking notes: after a careful hand picking and selection in October, the grapes are destemmed and pressed soflty, free run juice is collected and the fermentation starts naturally. The bottling was done in the same month of October for aging on the lees for 12 months. The wine then has been disgorged and new caps were placed. No dosage was added (so we could consider it as Brut Nature). 900 bottles were filled. The wine was not fined or filtered, therefore some natural sediments might occur.
It is a delicious rosé sparkly which could go nicely at any time of the day! In case you prefer it with food, starters or snacks would be it's match.
|Varieties||80% Royal, 20% Garnacha|
|Viticulture||Organic (not certified)|
|Fermentation||In stainless steel tanks|
|Aging||12 m. on the lees (in the bottle)|