The Astral Project 2019 Brett-Nat
Style: Fully certified biodynamic Charmat Pétillant Naturel or Pét Nat.
The inspiration: To be more experimental with our winemaking with refection of Belgium beers. Slightly sparkling wine with savoury notes of olives and cured meats bring in the rhythm, while rosemary and sage play the melody.
Winemaking: Petite Verdot was picked lean 24 hours cold soak then pressed and sterile filtered to remove any indigenous yeasts. Brewers strain of Brettanomyces was added to the juice and fermented in pressurised tank to preserve the natural bubbles before bottling under pressure.
Cellaring: With a high pH and no SO2 this wine will develop in the bottle becoming more savoury over the next few years like the great Brett beers from Belgium.
Food pairing: Light, gamey dishes, or as an accompaniment to your favourite charcuterie board.
Check out our collaboration with Loophole Brewing: Brett Petit Verdot Sour 3.9%