The Marigny 2021 Piquette, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 16626
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Pinot Noir / Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 4.2
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Tasting Notes: Your favorite fizzy water with tart raspberry and black cherry. Enjoy catching up for hours and remembering the entire conversation! Open at lunch, at the park, in the sun, by the river, or wherever you'd like a drink but don't want to imbibe too much.
What is Piquette? When wine is too much, and water is too little, there is piquette. This "wine like beverage" is made by re-fermenting grape skins and stems after they are pressed, resulting in a highly-drinkable low-alcohol beverage that has been around since the dawn of time, but is experiencing a revival in the states in large part due to the efforts of Wild Arc Farm in NY.
Fermentation Notes: Pomace and water ferment with native yeast in closed top stainless steel tanks. The combo macerates on the skins and stems for several days. The liquid is then drained to a new tank with a small amount of underripe Pinot Noir juice to help the acidity and general chemistry. This "wine like beverage" was racked once and filtered before being bottled with added CO2. The result is a crisp, clean drink that straddles the line of many of our favorite things (flavored fizzy water, beer, hard seltzer), while being completely unique and unto itself.