Volk Pet Nat Blanc
Regular price $21.00
Winemaker: Vlado Podkubovšek
Appellation: Lipoglav, Lower Styria (Štajerska), Slovenia
Grape Varieties: Pinot Blanc
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, acerated 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 less. Roughly disgorged; no sulfur added.
What a refreshing treat. These bubbles are bursting with aromas of fresh meyer lemon, minerals, and Asian pear and on the palate, juicy green grapes, lemon zest and a subtle herbaceousness. This wine is so festive and refreshing it is perfect to be enjoyed on it’s own, or will play amazingly alongside salads, fish tacos, green curry, or any white meat or seafood on the grill to be squirted with lemon eaten outside! But be sure to chill it well and do not shake before opening! This wine is alive.
In the mid-12th century French Carthusian monks settled in this northeast region of Slovenia and planted it with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. The Podkubovšek family, starting with Vlado and his son, Marko, has always cherished and been proud of this local heritage, hence the fact that all of their wines are made in a traditional style, where the vines and the microclimate speak for themselves. All of the grapes are strictly hand-picked on steep marl-rich slopes of up to 45°, and vinified with minimal intervention in the winemaking process.