Am Stein Pure and Naked Pet Nat (750ml)
Weingut Am Stein is nestled on the side of the most famous Franconian vineyard, the Würzburger Stein. Ludwig Knoll, together with his wife Sandra, meets the demands required for the production of superior quality modern German wines; incredible aromatics, purity of flavour, freshness and balance characterize their wines. Am Stein is a biodynamic wine producer.
Pet-Nat stands for Petillant Natural; a style of slightly rustic naturally sparkling wines. These wines are cloudy and you’ll notice natural sediment in the bottle. The result is a very naturally made wine with a soft fizz and lots of tangy, salty, fruity notes and some spice. Bishop’s Cellar is excited to have a few cases of Am Stein’s second release of Pure and Naked Pet Nat; very little was produced and it won’t last long.
This is a blend of Cabernet Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Fragrant-aromatics of elderflower, lemongrass and fresh balm mint. Naturally acidic structure and mouthwatering green contours. 9 g/l RS. As indicated by the wine’s name, this sparkling is “pure and naked”; no additives during the winemaking process, simply “good wibes” (as they would say in German).
A pétillant naturel is made by the méthode ancestrale, predating the méthode champenoise. A wine produced by the méthode ancestrale means that it was bottled prior to completing its fermentation, with the natural sugars and wild yeast in the grape must creating a lightly sparkling wine or “pétillant naturel” in each bottle or can. Unlike a sparkling wine made by the méthode champenoise, the resulting lees remain undisgorged and unfiltered and, therefore, the wine is perceptibly cloudy.