The 2017 vintage of Bacchus Pet Nat is in and, as the winemakers say, the vintage is quite colorful. Tremendous lemon tang but with some RS, so it’s like taking a bite of sharp lemon curd. But this wine is not just about the fruit. Instead, you get a more oxidized body. Funk and earth that provide the dynamic contrast to the fruit. Also it looks like a cloudy, fizzy lemonade and how could you resist that?
Total Production: 1800 bottles
Age of Vines: 30 years old
Yields: 110 hl/ha
Soil: Shell limestone
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and left as whole clusters. The bunches ferment in stainless steel for about 2 weeks without temperature control. The bunches are pressed and the wine goes into bottle to finish fermentation as a pet-nat. Their goal is to create a wine with a light bubble at 2.5 bars of pressure. The wine is undisgorged.