For the 2019 vintage, we are pleased to release five pét-nat wines and our first Piquette. This group includes second-generation versions of our Roussanne and Grüner Veltliner. We also produced a Pinot Gris from Acadia Vineyard which saw 24 hours of skin contact that imparted a brilliant gold color- quite unique in appearance and flavor profile to last year's Pinot Gris. New to the group is a same-day-pick and co-fermented Chardonnay / Pinot Noir blend also sourced from Acadia Vineyard. This wine is delicate and fresh, a tip of the hat to single vineyard-style Champagne.
Next is the Albariño with a bright lemony acidity. We bottled this wine in 375ml bottles particularly for those folks who don’t like sharing their bubbles. This wine is in a dead heat with the Grüner Veltliner for top seafood friendly wine - but which to choose is fairly straightforward. If the flavors in a dish would be complemented by fresh lime then go with the Grüner and if they lean more towards a lemon profile, then choose Albariño.
Last but not least is our Piquette of Pinot Noir. Piquettes are often called second-wines. They are made from soaking previously pressed grape skins in water and then pressing them a second time producing a simpler, low alcohol, wine-like beverage. Our Piquette spent two days marinating on the skins and finished out at 8.5% alcohol.
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