Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Claverach Farm Pet Nat Sparkling Rose

2017 Claverach Farm Pet Nat Sparkling Rose...$18.99
Pét-Nat is short hand for the French term pétillant-naturel, or naturally sparkling. Pét-Nats are made using the méthode ancestrale, an ancient method of producing sparkling wine by bottling the wine just before the end of primary fermentation. This process captures the carbon dioxide that is naturally released.

Our 2017 Pét-Nat Rosé is 50% Chambourcin, 20% Bianca, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Marsanne, and 10% Petit Manseng. 100% of the fruit was grown here at Claverach.

This is a more extracted style of rosé (i.e, a deeper pink color, almost a light red) due to the three-day maceration time. It is very gently sparkling (think vino verde level of bubbles) and bright, with tart cherry and red clay earth. Unfined and unfiltered. No sulfites added.

200 cases made. 12.5% abv. Please store upright in a cool place.

Press: This wine was considered one of the very best of Third Coast Soif, a natural wine fair in Chicago hosted in March 2018
Claverach Farms
We move from Spain to…Missouri? Sam Hilmer‘s Soif debut came on soft, pouring just one wine at the fair, but I heard buzz growing throughout the afternoon. A native of Eureka, Missouri—some 30 minutes or so outside St. Louis—Hilmer’s Rosé Pet-Nat is drawn from grapes like Norton, Chambourcin, Seyval, and Petite Verdot, using only natural yeasts and minimal sulfur. The result is a kind of technicolor party punch, effortlessly moreish and delicious—a wine you might find yourself going back to again and again for more, as I did throughout the festival."

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