An orange pet nat!
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Availability date: 02/29/2016
Ancestral wine making better known as pet-nat (petillant naturel) is the oldest method for producing sparklin wines, and orange wine making is the first ever wine making method known to humanity.
Rafa Lopez from Sexto Elemento winery wanted to combine both of the 2 worlds creating this orange pet nat. In order to extract all the aromatic potential of the Macabeo grapes, the winemaker decided to start the fermentation on the skins, that over 2 week's time became orange wine. Afterwards, the harvest of Tardana took place, the grapes were pressed and the fresh juice was added to the wine of Macabeo, re-starting the process. After a month the wine was bottled for ending the process and keeping the naturally ocurring carbonic bubbles inside the wine. It spent further 15 months aging...
Disgorged manually and sealed again with a crown cap.
Due to the complexity of the winemaking process there are only some 1200 bottles made each year.. A real rarity and almost a unicorn in the wine world, so don't miss the opportunity to try this orange pet nat!
|Varieties||~60% Macabeo, ~40% Tardana|
|Fermentation||In stainless steel tanks|
|Aging||15 m. on the lees (in the bottle)|