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Pét Nat Weisser Riesling 2021

Regular
R185.00
Member
R166.50
Varieties
Weisser Riesling
Vintage
Country
South Africa
Region
Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley
Alcohol
12.39%
Bottle size
750 mL

Description

Despite its recent surge in popularity, Pétillant Naturel wines are far from a new fad. This sparkler, dates back pre-Champagne, where the wine is bottled prior to fully completing its first fermentation, allowing carbon dioxide to be produced in the enclosed bottle by the natural sugars found in the grapes.
Only, it isn’t actually Pétillant Naturel this time. While the method of production is exactly the same, the wine ended up with more bubbles, and therefore is classed as a Méthode Ancestrale instead. But we’ve got used to saying Pet Nat, so we’ll stick to that name for now.
Every vintage, winemaker Corlea Fourie designs the label herself, and so far she has featured the fields of fynbos in which the vineyards find themselves. But this time, Corlea chose to feature Natasha Williams the winemaker who made this delicate wine and whose sensitive, intelligent nature shines through in the bottle.

Nose

This wine smells like a soft spring day in the Cape mountains.

Mouth

On the palate, the wine calls to mind honeyed pears with herbal notes and a floral minerality.

Winemaking Notes

We pick and the transport in small crates to our Wellington cellar then destem, press, ferment at cool temperatures, bottle, riddle, disgorge and that’s it. No additions of any kind.

Growing Conditions

Grapes sourced from a vineyard planted called Vliegveld, high up in the Upper Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Weisser Riesling thrives in this cool climate, the grapes gaining character from the chilly sea breezes and the mineral-rich soil naturally restricthing the yield and concentrating the flavour in the grape.

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