Piquette 2020 2020
From the Producer: Your favorite fizzy water / the memory of your favorite Marigny wine / tart raspberry / black cherry / floating the river / reading in the sun / catching up for hours and remembering the entire conversation.
We love it with…
Size: 750 mL
Grape: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Vinification: Our take on Piquette was made by filling closed top stainless steel tanks with pressed pomace (the leftover grape stuff I mentioned above) + water and giving that combo several days of maceration on skins and stems. After the liquid seemed to taste about right, it was drained to a new tank and sometimes, but not always, the pomace is re-pressed into that same tank. A small amount of underripe Pinot Noir juice was added to help adjust the acidity and general chemistry. This liquid was racked once, crossflow filtered and professionally bottled with CO2 added.