Short Runs → 2022 Hailstorm Special Pét Nat.
Early picked, tasting and tasting, hands and boots, coated in juice, caps on bottles in boxes, friendship, exuberance, exhaustion, rest, and now.
50/50 sans-skins Sangiovese/skin-contact Chardonnay.
Chardonnay wild fermented on full skins for 14 days in open 1500L vat, Sangiovese early-picked just as the Chardonnay ferment was finishing, direct-pressed and added to the just-pressed Chardonnay. Finished together in stainless-steel tank until the magic moment, a gathering of friends, now a ritual, and our biggest hand-bottling yet(!), sans sulphur, and final bottle fermentation for 8 weeks. Serve chilled.
Pink lady apple, ruby red grapefruit, guava, brioche, citrus pith.
Energetic but poised. Overflowing but contained. Not much and a lot.