2022 Pét Nat
100% Elkhorn Peak Estate Grown Sparkling Pinot Noir
This wine is bright and playful with notes of peach, green apple and lemon.
Napa Valley AVA, organically farmed vineyard (non-certified)
RS: 6 g/L (Brut)
Production: 40 cases
Our Estate vineyard is located 380 ft. in elevation along South Napa’s Elkhorn Peak Mountain range. The 25-year-old vineyard has South facing views of the San Pablo Bay and San Francisco Bay. Proximity to the Bay bring early morning fog and breezy, afternoon sun. Heavy influences from the marine environment allow delicate Pinot Noir grapes to flourish, making this small pocket in South Napa is an ideal area to grow world class Pinot Noir grapes.
For our Pét Nat program, one ton of Estate Grown Pinot Noir was harvested on August 8, 2022 at 19 brix. The fruit was brought to the winery, pressed (whole cluster) and pumped into tank. We added 150g of bentonite clay to the juice and cooled the tank down to 55 degrees. After two days, we racked the juice and then inoculated with champagne yeast.
Temperatures were kept low to promote a slow, prolonged fermentation. Three weeks later we bottled the Pét Nat, while it was still actively fermenting with 31 g/L RS. The fermentation continued in bottle and then the wine aged sur-lie for seven months. At the end of March 2023, we disgorged. No dosage.
Food Pairings: This wine is well paired with a wide variety of seafood: raw oysters, white fish, lobster and shrimp. Excellent with chicken, fried or roasted. For lighter fare, try alongside a salad with citrus or summer harvest berries. For cheese, look for creamy styles like Camembert and Humboldt Fog. Delicious with roasted nuts, french fries or kettle potato chips.
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Club Member Case Price (12 bottles): $387.60