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2020 Vino Volta Methode Ancestrale Grenache

Swan Valley, WA

The most fun pink Pet Nat made with seriously high-quality fruit from a top vineyard in the Swan Valley.

$35.00

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About The Wine

The two great varietal interests for Garth and Kirsten at Vino Volta are Chenin Blanc and Grenache. So, they make a Pet Nat of both. Why not, eh?

This is legit. It's fruit from a 30-year-old vineyard with the fruit picked specifically to make Pet Nat.

The juice is bright pink, it almost looks as if there's an electric charge pulsating in the glass.

Who would have thought such a vibrant expression of this in vogue wine style would come from a winemaker who has spent the last decade at a WA wine institution like Houghton? It just goes to show, if you've got the love and passion there and an adventuring spirit, cool new things can happen.

This rocks!

About Vino Volta

Vino Volta is part of the exciting new breed of vanguard producers emerging from the Swan Valley region in Western Australia.

Between Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann, they have a collective four decades worth of experience in Western Australian Wine.

During his position as winemaker at WA icon, Houghton, Garth saw the potential of the great old vine fruit in the Swan Valley going to waste. The couple have made it their mission to turn the spotlight on this unsung region through a creative and diverse set of wines featuring the regional hero varieties Chenin Blanc and Grenache.

An ex-Houghton winemaker might conjure up thoughts of conservative wine. These creations are anything but. These are fun, flamboyant, and contemporary wines made with a sense of adventure and experimentation.

Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Garth Cliff and Kristen McGann
Swan Valley, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

METHODE ANCESTRALE IS THE OLDEST TECHNIQUE OF GETTING BUBBLES INTO WINE AND IS ALSO REFERRED TO AS PETILLANT NATURALE. FERMENT FINISHES IN BOTTLE USING UP THE LAST OF THE GRAPE DERIVED SUGARS AND NATURALLY GAINS SOME BUBBLES. THIS TRAPS IN ALL THE FRESH FRUIT AND FERMENT CHARACTER AND ALSO MEANS THAT THESE WINES HAVE ABSOLUTE MINIMUM SULPHITES WITH ONLY YEAST DERIVED SULPHITES BEING PRESENT.

GRENACHE WAS SOURCED FROM AN OLD SWAN VALLEY VINEYARD OF GRAVEL AND SAND OVER COFFEE ROCK. WHOLE BUNCH PRESSED AND THEN FERMENTED AS TURBID JUICE. SUPER FRUITY WITH MULBERRY, RASPBERRY AND OTHER BERRY FRUITS. THE PALATE IS CREAMY EVEN A TOUCH OILY WITH SOME CIDERY NOTES.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 13
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Garth in the cellar
Garth in the cellar
Swan Valley, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Floral perfume, elements of rose water and raspberry, creamy texture, light, but big bubbles. Has a good flow, feels quite polished and good length and this feel of ‘evenness’ I would more readily associate with methode traditionelle wines. Very well done and great drinking." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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