Farming: No irrigation in the vineyards, spraying as necessary depending upon climate conditions. Most years only sulfites, sometime copper, and rarely other substances allowed under Slovenian integrated farming regulations.
Vinification: This is a new wine, made for the first time in 2019. Embracing the minimal intervention approach in the cellar, hand-harvested grapes were destemmed and spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks. 2 day maceration. Still fermenting wine was bottled in October and then roughly disgorged in February.
Tasting Notes: All of the pinot noir grapes that would normally be reserved for rose were used to experiment with the first ever Sanctum winery pet nat. The resulting wine is a yeasty sparkling rose with some cloudy sediment and lively bubbles. Juicy and bright, with aromas of cranberry and raspberry, this pet nat is a refreshing treat.
The sugar level is in check and the fruit is subtle enough that you can certainly enjoy it with food like charcuterie and salads, or a forest berry dessert. But be sure to chill it well and do not shake before opening! This wine is alive.