2021 Pet Nat Rosé

2021 Pet Nat Rosé

Regular price $22.55

In the glass, a hazy golden colour with a flaxen hue. On the nose, hints of orange confit and kafir lime are complicated by mineral notes of crushed rocks. The palate is airy; a weightless wine once again channeling fresh suggestions of lemon zest and grapefruit oil. More exotic and tropical notes emerge on a persistent finish. 

Varietal composition: 90% Geisenheim, 10% Gamay
Alcohol: 10%
TA: 8.0 g/l
pH: 3.15
RS: 0 g/l
Brix (avg. at harvest): 18°Bx
Recommended drinking: 2022-2023
Service temperature: 3°C


Sparkling wines have long been identified as a style most suited to our tidal ecosystem in Nova Scotia, as our terroir provides sought-after qualities of vibrance and freshness.

Simultaneously, low intervention and natural practices have an equally celebrated reputation for revealing the unique identity of particular soils and microclimates. Pet Nat Rosé is a wine exploring the combination of these two principles, with the hope that a synergy more powerful than any individual part could emerge.

Effervescence is a natural byproduct of any fermentation, which is essentially the transformation of the sugars from the grapes into alcohol and  CO2, or bubbles. The idea behind Pet Nat - or pétillant naturel - is to bottle the wine before the completion of its fermentation, while a small amount of natural grape sugar remains so that the fermentation can be completed, capturing or trapping the bubbles created in the process inside the bottle. 

The unique and exciting thing about Pet Nat is that the wild bottle fermentation is performed by the indigenous yeast existing within the biodiverse ecosystem where the grapes are grown regeneratively.

To allow for the most transparent expression of place, our Pet Nat has absolutely nothing added or removed from it, including no sulfites and no filtration. The wine is revealed to the world raw, still alive, and in its most authentic form -- cloudy and juicy with all the natural goodness one could argue should never be stripped away from wine. Pet Nat Rosé adds a dash of Gamay to our highly aromatic base of Geisenheim, merging hints of wild blackberries with notes of fuzzy peaches.