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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

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)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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