short runs → 2020 Hailstorm Special.
The second release in our short runs series of wines. 100% natural. Unfined, unfiltered, wild-fermented, hand-bottled, no sulphur. A sherbety blend of sans-skins Sangiovese + skin-contact Chardonnay. Only 64 dozen made.
***We highly recommend letting your Hailstorm Special's chill upright in the fridge for a couple of days after they arrive before opening! There have been a couple of reports of rather excitable bottles after their AusPost journey!***
We pick the grapes before dawn, the early season hailstorm remembered, so we pick earlier than we would otherwise, ensuring each grape remains wrapped in its natural blanket.
We release a scent of pears & peaches that beckons the creation of an ancient sparkling ferment. We propel the grapes daily, the cold of the juice burns.
7 friends talk and bottle by hand, the skins and seeds and grapes, borrow our souls for a brief moment, to transform themselves into what we name Pét Nat.
As you drink, taste the fullness of this wines life before now, as if watching the hailstorm’s clouds overhead, engulfing your surroundings.
As if a grape, wrap yourself in your skin, feel the interconnection of the berries in your bunch, with wonder as to if you too will combine, to become something bigger than yourself.
Enjoy this natural wine chilled. Sediment is normal. Handle and pour gently.