Onward 2022 Pétillant Naturel, Malvasia Bianca, Capp Inn Ranch, Suisun Valley
This Pét-Nat is floral and fruity, but refreshingly bone-dry. The opening aromatics are like sticking your nose in a fermentation vat, with yeasty brioche notes and lively youthful freshness. To follow are notes of night blooming jasmine, citrus blossom, melon rind, warm Kaffir lime scones with preserved lemon with a refreshing hint of sea air, and did I mention soft tiny delicate bubbles?!
This wine stays true to the nature of an authentic Pétillant Naturel style wine: I encouraged native yeast fermentation, which finished in the bottle, with no sugar or other juice added.
This is a pure expression of sparkling wine and she, my friends, is a spirited lady!