Pomalo Debit Pet Nat

Regular price $26.00

Winemaker: The Begović cousins

Appellation: Dalmatia, Croatia 

Grape Variety: Debit

This is a new wine, made for the first time in 2020. Embracing the minimal intervention approach in the cellar, hand-harvested grapes were destemmed, macerated on the skins for 5 days, then pressed into a stainless steel tank to undergo spontaneous fermentation. Before fermentation was finished, the wine was bottled and left for 5 months on the lees. Roughly disgorged; no sulfur added.

The Debit grape had been stigmatized by locals in the early 20th century but has tremendous potential as a Dalmatian white grape, given it is cultivated halfway between the coastlines and the mountains. This microclimate offers plenty of sunlight for natural ripeness, while also getting cool winds at night to provide acidity.

The whole point of Pomalo is to take it easy and not take things too seriously. So nothing too technical here! This wine is a refreshing, fun, and zesty Pet Nat that captures everything about the pomalo lifestyle on the Dalmatian coast. Pair with fjaka (aka doing nothing).

The Begović cousins are two phenomenal winemakers from starkly different backgrounds - one based in the northeastern mountains of Slovenia, one based on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia — whom discovered their long-lost relation to each other over their mutual family lineage in the village of Kozice, Croatia.