A good pét-nat combines funk, foam and fun with tart fruit and a full body, and this succeeds on all fronts. Cloudy in the glass, this shows aromas of watermelon soda, strawberry, cherry Jolly Rancher and yeast. Albeit focused on primary flavors, the palate is tart with raspberry candy and sour bubblegum, offering quite a voluptuous mouthfeel.
Cloudy grapefruit pink with light bubbles. Tight to start on the nose but then opened up with some tropical notes and musty grapefruits. Medium acidity (5/10) and medium bodied, almost a beer like texture. Lots of grapefruit, guava and melon on the palate. Very drinkable and needed a touch of air to integrate. Medium length finish.
This is a brand new bottling by Left Bend Winery made as a Pétillant Naturel or Pét-Nat which is a wine that is bottled prior to completing its first fermentation. Aged in stainless steel for two months prior to being bottled. Only 73 cases produced.