Take your tongue on a pleasure trip into another dimension of flavor.
We'll admit it. We're OBSESSED with Pét-Nat. There's something about this old-world method of sparkling winemaking that speaks to our soul. Unlike the more modern méthode champenoise, we bottle our juice while it's still fermenting and allow nature to create the tiny, delicate bubbles one can only find in pétillant natural wine.
Comprising 85% of this blend, Barbera strikes back for the first time since our iconic Pop-Nat sparkling wine from years back. Barbera is an Italian grape known for its color, flavor, and acidity, and creates a sparkling wine with a crisp juiciness that's deliciously trippy. We sourced this from one of our favorite places in the Sierra Foothills, the Sierra De Montserrat Vineyard in Loomis, California. The blistering hot days and cooler nights help develop intense flavor and structure, which is just what we needed for this wine. To shake things up, we cut in 15% Marsanne, a white Rhône grape, from the David Girard Vineyard, which adds a pear-like tartness we adore.
Let's talk about the hallucinatory kaleidoscopic of color and haze found in the bottle. In adherence to our natural mindset, we left this wine unfined and unfiltered to preserve all that is amazing about it. So yes, before you ask, it is supposed to look like a hazy lava lamp with sediment and funk. Embrace it. Celebrate it. You'll soon see that once you get it in the glass, it's actually this pristinely beautiful peach color gently infused with small celestial bubbles.
On the nose, you'll get delicious whiffs of strawberry, nectarine, and those Smarties candies we all stole from the drugstore as kids (what, you didn't?). In your mouth, it's got those electric flavors of strawberry, raspberry, and pear, with some cool malolactic creaminess to complement the little bubbles. This thing is crisp and delightful and mind-expanding in ways you can't imagine.
The spirit of this wine is finding a new mindset, so for the label, we asked our friend Akhlis Ilham Pascaputra to take us on an ethereal vaporwave trip to a place that transcends consciousness and the world is ours.