2020 La Petite Vanguard - Grenache rose’ Petillant Naturel
GRENACHE ROSE’ PETILLANT NATUREL
BLEWITT SPRINGS, MCLAREN VALE
We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro style wine – the experimental sibling to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability, enhanced by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak and other vessels.
I had always been keen to make a rose’ pet-nat from the Blewitt vineyard, and having previously made a few of them from white grapes from both the Adelaide Hills and Clare, 2020 presented us with the opportunity.
A little different from previous pet-nats that I’ve made, this one is slightly more classical, has been bottle fermented but not hand disgorged. It's super bright, with some lovely savory character too. Served super cold during spring and summer (if it lasts) it will be as Nick Stock recently commented “very dangerous”.
Dozen produced: 92
FSO2 at bottling: 0ppm