Are some of these varietals unfamiliar to you? No problem! Your server is always available to help but please also feel free use the following to familiarize yourself with some new items:
What is a Pét Nat?
Pét-nat is an abbreviation for “pétillant naturel”—a French term that roughly translates to “naturally sparkling.”
Pétillant-Naturel is a catch-all term for practically any sparkling wine made in the méthode ancestrale, meaning the wine is bottled before primary fermentation is finished, without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars. Making a less sugary and more healthy wine.
Joao Pato Rosa (Duckman):
Made by Maria Pato in the coastal Bairrada region of Portugal, this Pet Nat is made entirely from the Indigenous Portuguese varietal Ferñao Pires. Grown using sustainable practices, the grapes are harvested and see five days of skin contact and are fermented partially in stainless steel before bottling. The resulting wine is crisp and precise, clean with fine tannins and slight tropical notes of passionfruit and mango.
A crisp, clean and refreshing pet nat with notes of fresh-squeezed lemon juice and orchard fruit, plus a touch of brioche. It’s made from the Bianchello di Metauro grape – a delicately dry and aromatic grape that, according to legend, helped the Roman army defeat Carthaginian forces, due to their vast consumption of Bianchello wine prior to the battle. We’re not sure this wine can prepare you for battle, but we do think it’s a great one to drink in the park with antipasti.
Bojo du Luar Doralice:
Bojo do Luar is the project of Winemaker Fernando Paiva in Vinho Verde, Portugal. The vineyard has received its Demeter Biodynamic certification, and uses minimal intervention in their wines. The Luiza is made from 80% Espadiero and 20% Loureiro grapes, and is fermented in Amphorae after the addition of ground chestnut flowers. The flowers add just a touch of earth to this otherwise high acid and juicy Pet Nat, with notes of grapefruit, strawberry, and red cherries. Best served as an Aperitif.
What is Orange Wine?
Orange Wine can also be called “Amber Wine” or White Wine with “Skin Contact”. In typical modern winemaking, red grapes are processed whole, but the juice of white grapes is separated from the skins prior to fermentation, since the skins are where the berries derive their color and tannin. The white grapes are treated sort of like a modern-day red wine, resulting in a best-of-both-worlds situation: you end up with the bright, fresh fruit and crisp acidity of a white wine, with the structure and savory nuance of a red.
Flavia Terre Siciliane Alfara Skin Contact (1L):
A whole liter of vibrant, golden-peachy-hued vino from the shores Trapani – it’s the color of a seaside Sicilian sunset, and just overall evocative of one, too! 100% Catarratto, grown at 150 meters altitude along the shores of the Mediterranean, that sees seven days of skin contact. Barely sulfured for maximum honesty. Offering a dynamic push-pull between ripe fruit and more tangy, salt-tinged notes: ainier cherry, yellow nectarine, and cantaloupe meet citrus zest, bitter almond, and scrubby aromatic herbs. Light- bodied and refreshing with just a hint of tannic bite and a crisp, clean, saline finish.