Garage Project Fun Juice Pet Nat
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Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape varieties: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Garage Project Fun Juice Pet Nat is just that: big fun from a small island. Fizzy Sauvignon Blanc made with low intervention and no fining.
Song: Funnel of Love by Asylum Street Spankers
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About Garage Project Fun Juice Pet Nat
Garage Project Fun Juice Pet Nat is just that: big fun from a small island. Fizzy Sauvignon Blanc made with low intervention, no fining, and no sulfites.
About Garage Project
Garage Project was started by Pete Gillespie & Jos Ruffell with help from Pete’s brother Ian. Garage because it started in a garage, but it’s more than that. It’s also about approaching things with a garage mentality. It’s about playing around, making do, and thinking outside the box. The surroundings might be basic but this is no barrier to creativity. This is Biere de Garage – beer from the garage. And why Project? Because it’s ongoing, it’s a work in progress, and they plan to keep it that way. The Trio doesn’t plan to come out with a fixed portfolio of wines and beers – this is about experimenting, pushing boundaries, blurring the boundaries between styles – seeing what works.
About Pétillant Naturel
Pétillant naturel is the oldest method of making sparkling wine. It is also known as the méthode ancestrale or ancestral method. This winemaking technique involves bottling wine that is still fermenting to trap carbon dioxide gas in the bottle, creating gentle carbonation. Pét-nat wines (as they’re called) are becoming more popular as part of the general trend toward natural wine.
The earliest-known sparkling wines come from the area around Limoux, a town in the Pyrenees mountains of southwest France. According to local legend, the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire was producing sparkling wine in 1531. Other early sparkling wines were (and still are) made in Gaillac, a nearby region where the ancestral method is called méthode gaillacoise.
The first appellation that recognized pétillant naturel by name was the Montlouis Pétillant Naturel AOC, created in 2007 for the ancestral method sparkling wine made from Chenin blanc grapes in France’s Loire Valley. The Loire Valley, a region home to many winemakers working in a low-intervention, terroir-driven style, is the center of pét-nat’s current revival. Pét-nat wines from the region tend to be white or rosé styles made from Chenin blanc or the red grapes Gamay, Cabernet franc, or Grolleau.
Pétillant naturel is still most commonly made in France, but as consumer interest in minimally manipulated wines rises, winemakers in other parts of the world are trying their hand at the style. In the U.S., producers in California, Oregon, and New York’s Long Island make pét-nat wines.