Vivanterre - GSP Pink Petnat (2020)
Vivanterre - GSP Pink Petnat (2020)

Vivanterre - GSP Pink Petnat (2020)

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Our Pink Petnat GSP is a blend of both white and red grapes, 50% Gamay, 40% Syrah, and the last 10% is made up of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Sylvaner. The resulting wine is lightly sparkling, dark rose, full of red fruit and spice, yet with structure and balance.

The Gamay grapes come from vineyards owned and farmed by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau, on the southern end of the Beaujolais appellation. The grapes come from 40-50-year-old vines planted on terroir of blue stone. The grapes undergo maceration on the skins for 5 days to extract color and fruit. The Syrah grapes are from Roussillon, near the town of Canet, farmed by Vincent Lafage, an organic grower. The grapes come from a young vineyard—the vines are about 10 years old and are located near the sea. The Syrah grapes underwent direct press. Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes hail from Heiligenstein in Alsace from the Goepp family. The grapes were planted on 30-year-old vines in a clay / blue stone terroir. The Sylvaner grapes come from Rosheim, also in Alsace, from a vineyard that is rich in limestone, with 60-year-old vines. The Sylvaner comes from the vineyards of the Dreyer Family. All three varieties undergo direct press together. The Gamay were macerated on the skins, while the Syrah and white grapes underwent direct press, and all varieties were combined before fermentation was completed.

Our pink petnat was bottled in mid-September 2020 and once bottled, fermentation continued, until disgorgement on July 10, 2021. There was no fining, filtering, or SO2 added during any phase of winemaking.

ABV is 11%.

Vivanterre is a natural wine produced in the Auvergne region of France by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau, and founded by Rosie and Max Assoulin, with the support of renowned sommelier Cedric Nicaise. Using organically and biodynamically farmed grapes, vinified using natural processes, and untouched by any fining, filtering, or added sulfites, Vivanterre reflects the “Living Earth” from which it comes.

Introduced by mutual friends, the Vivanterre team came together with the intention to create a delicious natural wine using sustainable practices. The collaborative spans the creative worlds, with a mix of wine experts and novices, who came together to create a wine that is truly a product of shared perspectives. We hope you enjoy Vivanterre as much as we do.

Strawberry, Hay, Minerals

charcuterie, grilled salmon, roasted duck and when in season, fresh tomatoes.

About the Winemaker

Vivanterre is a natural wine produced in the Auvergne region of France by Patrick Bouju and Justine Loiseau, and founded by Rosie and Max Assoulin, with the support of renowned sommelier Cedric Nicaise. Using organically and biodynamically farmed grapes, vinified using natural processes, and untouched by any fining, filtering, or added sulfites, Vivanterre reflects the “Living Earth” from which it comes.

Introduced by mutual friends, the Vivanterre team came together with the intention to create a delicious natural wine using sustainable practices. The collaborative spans the creative worlds, with a mix of wine experts and novices, who came together to create a wine that is truly a product of shared perspectives. We hope you enjoy Vivanterre as much as we do.

Tasting Notes

Strawberry, Hay, Minerals

Pairings

charcuterie, grilled salmon, roasted duck and when in season, fresh tomatoes.