2015 Pet Nat Ugni Blanc
2015 Pétillant Naturel
100% Trebbiano/Ugni Blanc | Granite Hill Vineyards, Bell Mountain
Alcohol: 13.4% | pH: 3.41
TA: 6.0 | RS: 10.7
VA: 0.36 | Malic Acid: 1.7
Aging: none. Méthode Ancestrale
88 cases produced
The winemaking team was introduced to Pétillant-Naturel by a good friend of William Chris, Rae Wilson, and have since been intrigued by it as a style of winemaking. It was first born to William Chris in 2014 with a production size of only 25 cases. Once it was tasted, the cases flew out of stock and drove the team to officially add it to the 2015 portfolio along with a Pétillant-Naturel Rosé. It is often called “Pét-Nat” because of the ease on the tongue and lack of embarrassment when pronouncing. Pétillant-Naturel or “naturally sparkling” is a term for wine made in the Méthode Ancestrale, meaning the wine is bottled before primary fermentation is finished and without the addition of secondary yeast or sugars. Méthode Ancestrale was actually the predecessor to the creation of champagne and how Dom Pérignon found the champagne method. Expect this wine to have light bubbles and be slightly cloudy because it finishes fermentation in the bottle. A crown cap is used because it follows the true Ancestrale Méthode. Drink now through early Spring 2017.
This wine represents our desire to remain on the cutting edge of Texas wine making. The Ugni Blanc, also known as Trebbiano, is grown at Granite Hill Vineyards. We took half of our production off these vines and used it for petillant naturel and the other half will go into out Trebbiano Toscano to be released in mid-2016.
Slight cloudiness. A soft effervescence brings a mineral driven and refreshing experience on the palate. Bottle variability is to be expected.
88 Cases Produced