Neighborhood, 2020 Pét-Nat 'Pet Moon Yellow'
Sustainably farmed Chenin Blanc grown on Jurassic Park Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley. Harvested just after a 3-day heatwave in October 2020, which accelerated these grapes to ripeness. We allowed the grapes to sit on their skins for 10 days before we pressed them for added texture, flavor and color (orange wine style). The juice fermented using only native, natural yeast. We bottled the juice just before 1 brix, and the natural yeast continued to ferment in bottle all the way to dryness, which is why the wine is sparkling! Unfined and unfiltered.
Slight haze in the glass, and relatively pale in color (considering 10 days of skin-contact), this sparkling wine gives fragrance to just squeezed meyer lemon with a bouquet of other citrus zests... grapefruit, yuzu, tangerine. The citrus is accompanied by wild, fresh herbs like thyme, oregano, and fennel. Mineral qualities like riverstone and honeycomb pronounce typical Chenin Blanc characteristics.