2019 Roussanne Pétnat
AVAILABLE IN JUNE 2020!
This wine has always been about fun. In 2019 we tried to have as much fun with this as possible, so we decided to turn up the weird and did a whole cluster fermentation for the first 4 days. We stomped whole clusters of grapes, releasing just enough juice to cover the bunches. After 4 days, we pressed and settled the wine in a stainless steel tank for 24 hours, then moved it into barrel to ferment. The first 3 barrels of clear juice became sparkling wine (2 barrels for pétnat and 1 for Cowabunga!). The 4th barrel was filled with the heavy lees fraction and became a source of healthy yeast that we used to help kickstart our later ferments in the vintage, a technique we are loving that creates a biological and spiritual relationship among all our wines in a vintage. So in a way, this wine is the mother of the 2019 vintage!
This wine loves to get the party started
Drink this on Friday - or any day that would be helped by feeling more like Friday
One word we're going streaking!
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