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2021 Piquette (750ml)

2021 Piquette (750ml)

Regular price $20.00 NZD
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We've fallen in love with Piquette! For those that haven't tried it, its made by re-hydrating pressed skins to extract all the remaining sugars and fermenting that liquor to make a low-abv beverage. The name comes for its prickle on the tongue and it was traditionally drunk by vineyard workers. Ours is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris from the Petane Vineyard in Eskdale, Hawkes Bay which is farmed without sprays or irrigation and comes in at about 6% ABV. It's a great way to introduce people to a natural wine style AND is also amazing as part of a cocktail (I like it in a Spritz with umeshu). Its bright, effervescent and super delicious with a profile that crosses over between natural and wild beer flavours. We deliberately refrained from pressing the grapes a second time so there is no extracted or phenolic skin characters.

"A Pet Nat style with a light onion skin hue leading to aromas of apples and pears, a lager or whit-beer aroma, lees and lemon. There’s a ‘natural’ orange peel scent with a clay soil mineral note suggested. On the palate - there’s an immediate sparkle with the mushrooming of CO2 carrying fruit flavours that mirror the bouquet. As the mousse settle the flavours of citrus peel and orange piko tea emerge. Some fine fruit tannins and a touch of ginger on the finish. Overall well made and ready to drink day of purchase and through 2023." - Cameron Douglas MS (90/100)

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