LaDona: Our sparkling Muscat is a crazy experiment that turned out crazy good. Slightly effervescent with small bubbles. Honey, ginger, and flowers in the nose. Dry with a refreshingly bitter bite from the skin contact. Good for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
On the heels of our Pet-Nat success with LaDona and inspired by wonderful French and Italian red sparklers we decided to craft our own. Ours is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, picked young so as to capture that fresh, tart taste that translates into a good sparkler. Unfortunately, due to limited availability of fruit, our BPN (short for “Black Pet Nat”) is in short supply.
We want to keep processes and ingredients to a minimum, without being dogmatic about it. Because of the quality of the fruit, our minimalist winemaking approaches the extreme. No added yeast, acids, enzymes, yeast food, tannins, or anything else. No oak. No no sulfur dioxide or any other additives or preservatives. The complete list of ingredients is fresh grapes. We do not filter or fine or even rack except to blend.