Grapes : Pinot Gris
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Pét project is focused on creating low-intervention wines using the ancestral method, the oldest process for creating sparkling wines. The French refer to these wines as pétillant-naturel (naturally sparkling) or pét-nat for short. These wines capture the liveliness of fermentation just before it is completed. The remaining Co2 in bottle results in a youthful sparkling wine. Working exclusively with growers using organic principals, many of the vineyards pét project sources from are also certified by the USDA. This means farming without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. Each wine is fermented naturally using indigenous yeast from the vineyard. This is an essential part of making a wine that represents its place in a real and honest way. In addition, all of the wines contain only naturally occurring sulfites. While sulfur can be an important part of age-worthy still wines it is not needed in the production of pét-nats.