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Lares Wicked Liquid Pet Nat

$35.00

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Vintage: 2020
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon, United States
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape varieties: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Aligote

Lares Wicked Liquid Pet Nat is another fun sparkler from winemaker Luke Wylde. A blend of four white varieties and Pinot Noir from Oregon. The grapes were hand-picked then pressed and fermented separately in neutral oak barrels with the exception of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and 1% of the Riesling which was co-fermented as a red wine and then barreled down once dry. After malolactic and brief aging on fermentation lees, all seven barrels were blended together and force carbonated to 4.5 bars of pressure. The resulting sparkling wine holds a bubble for days. Juicy and funky, with tropical and red berry fruit. Very fizzy and bright.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Pomegranate, Raspberry, Strawberry

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

New Oak

TANNIN

Light

ALCOHOL

11-12%

SWEETNESS

Fruity & Dry

SERVING TEMP

Very Chilled (43°–47°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Lares Wicked Liquid Pet Nat

Lares Wicked Liquid Pet Nat is another fun sparkler from winemaker Luke Wylde. A blend of four white varieties and Pinot Noir from Oregon. The grapes were hand-picked then pressed and fermented separately in neutral oak barrels with the exception of the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and 1% of the Riesling which was co-fermented as a red wine and then barreled down once dry. After malolactic and brief aging on fermentation lees, all seven barrels were blended together and force carbonated to 4.5 bars of pressure. The resulting sparkling wine holds a bubble for days. Juicy and funky, with tropical and red berry fruit. Very fizzy and bright.

About Lares Wines

Lares is a form of creative exploration for winemaker Luke Wylde. This small label gives Luke the space to lean on what he has learned over the years and to create new things because of that experience. Ultimately, Luke wants to make wine in his own way, in a style that’s not dictated by representations of anything but his own curiosity. Working with grapes that are either new to Luke as a winemaker or using them in ways unfamiliar to his winemaking acumen.

About Pet Nat Wines

Pétillant Naturel, ‘Pet Nat’, is another term used for Ancestrale wines. A method used during the era of King Henry VIII, Michelangelo, and Copernicus. You’ll note it seems very similar to the way craft cider or ale is made. After the wine fermentation begins, before the yeast finishes fermenting the sugar into alcohol the wine is bottled. The pressure made from the remaining fermentation carbonates the wine. So the winemaker has to time it just right. Then, they’ll usually pop a crown cap or cider-style cork in and wait. You’ll want to pour them slowly and at an angle (like an ale) to separate the clear wine if the wine is unfiltered. The wines will have fewer bubbles than traditional Champagne, in a bubble style far similar to beer. Expect a fine creamy texture but a much more delicate froth, so the grape flavor comes across more intensely.