The 2020 vintage will be available in the spring of 2021!
The 2019 Pet-Nat of Melon de Bougogne is a slight departure from previous vintages. After a small period of maceration on the skins, in order to pick up some structure and infuse the golden gifts of the ripe skins, we fermented this wine in tank and bottled by hand. Unlike previous iterations, we decided not to disgorge this wine, allowing a steady fermentation closer to dryness and a preservation of richness and weight. This vintage reminds us of the fleshy, luscious juice of mandarins and clementines. The lees in bottle emphasize a slightly tart backbone and provide a kiss of provocative bitterness, akin to the pith of the citruses we mentioned. This wine will have you wondering why you bothered making a mimosa!