Style: Sparkling Rose
Region: Dry Creek Valley, California
Breaking Bread Pet Nat 2020 is coming from Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. It's made from 100% Zinfandel planted in a field blend style then fermented in native yeast in stainless steel & glass bottle. Alcohol comes in at a cool 11.3% abv with zippy acidity. Production is small at 400 cases total coming from the 16 acre Mizany Vineyard with soil profile from Cortina Gravel in Dry Creek Valley.
Passion fruit and Bing cherry come off the nose of this wine with a distinctive, wet gravel minerality. As you look at the wine in your glass it continues to dance and open up to its more complex flavors and aromatics. The palate on this wine evokes a traditional Champagne in weight and fineness of bubbles; however, the easy-drinking, fruit forward youth of the wine makes it very quaffable.
History of Pet Nat: Pét Nat, short for Pétillant Naturel, is French for “natural sparkling.” This method of making sparkling wine pre-dates the traditional champagne method, where one takes a fully fermented dry wine and adds yeast and sugar to cause a secondary fermentation. Instead, the Pétillant Naturel method transfers wine that is still in its first fermentation to the bottle. This allows the native yeast to continue fermentation within the bottle and produce carbon dioxide which creates the delicious bubbles we all love.