21 Offshoot Red Nat
Red Nat is a new addition to our Offshoot range. The Offshoot wines are a bit different from our Hunter's Estate range, where we can experiment in the vineyard and winery to try and create something a bit different.
Pétillant Naturel (pet nat) translates from French to naturally sparkling. To achieve carbonation, we bottle the wine while it is still fermenting and close the bottle with a crown seal. The yeast continues to ferment the sugars, producing carbon dioxide that becomes trapped in solution.
The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine were sourced from the Rapaura sub region of Marlborough. The juice was fermented on skins for a short period to extract colour before being pressed and bottled. The nose is full of bright primary fruit aromas. Cherry and raspberry dominate. The palate is juicy and rich. This wine is best served slightly chilled.
Harvest Date: March 2021
Total Acidity: 5.5 g/l
Residual Sugar: 2 g/l
Bottling Date: April 2021
Pinot Noir grapes were harvested and placed in a fermenter. Towards the end of ferment, the wine was pressed off skins and bottled along with the yeast. Fermentation completed in bottle to provide natural carbonation.