Pet Nat Riesling 2019
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This wine feels like drinking in a delicate autumn evening in upstate New York. Aromas of baked apple and jasmine tea rise from the glass, lifted by a refreshing mousse. On the palate, the wine calls to mind pears and honeysuckle and finishes with a subtle pumpkin spice note.
Pét-Nat is made using the most ancient and natural method for producing sparkling wine. The grapes are pressed immediately after picking and the juice undergoes a long, cool fermentation in a stainless steel tank. Before the fermentation is completed the wine is bottled and the fermentation continues in the bottle. All of the CO2 produced by the fermentation is trapped in the bottle and gives natural sparkling bubbles to the wine. The wine then ages in that same bottle, with the lees. Finally, after a year of aging and riddling, the wine is disgorged to remove the lees and to keep the freshness.
The Uvas Blancas vineyard owes more than just its signature views to Seneca Lake, as the rootstock comes from Hermann Wiemer, one of the area's most prominent Riesling producers. With plantings extending to the shore, the moderating effects of the 600-foot deep lake create a macro-climate that generates superb Riesling grapes in this this cool-climate AVA.
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