Pétillant Naturel Chardonnay - 2021 - Brendon Keys
An extremely elegant vintage – it may be a natural sparkling pét-nat, but this wine could pass for a fine blanc de blancs Champagne, with lovely, delicate, well-balanced fruit aromas, and notes of flowers, biscuits, pear, and citron... This is what we’ll be sipping when sunny days return!
- 75 cl
- Original features
- Degree of alcohol
- 11.3 %
- To drink from
- 2023 to 2026
100% Chardonnay from vines farmed biodynamically and planted in the Basket Range region, very close to Brendon’s winery. The grapes are harvested by hand, with sorting in the vineyard, followed by direct pressing of whole bunches, fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maturation in ceramic eggs. Bottled with a little residual sugar remaining to create the effervescence. Neither filtered, nor fined, and no added sulphites.
Brendon Keys may have the look of an overgrown teenage skateboarder, but don’t be fooled – this is a vigneron to be taken seriously! Straight out of New Zealand, Brendon first developed his sensibility as a chef before falling into the barrel... or rather the cement egg – a vessel which he particularly values for the purity and richness it brings to his wines. After studying oenology back in...All wines
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