Birichino petnat

Pétulant Naturel Malvasia Bianca 2016

Birichino

Forecast: cloudy with a chance of amazeballs. Yes, it's supposed to be cloudy. Pétulant naturel is Birichino's querulous answer as to how to produce a complex and delicious lightly "pétulant" wine using traditional lo-fi methods that don't require luxury-group funded production equipment nor marketing fluff. Its cascading aromas of exotic spices that dissolve into saline depths of citrus pith and peel suggest to us a parallel with the glorious, oily-textured future that awaits those patient enough to allow a few bottles of the youthfully exuberant still version to make it to adolescence, which is to say after 5 or 6 years in bottle. Chill, serve, & chill.

Country:
USA
Region:
Central Coast
Appellation/ava:
Monterey AVA
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
White
Grape:
100% Malvasia Bianca
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
89

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Viticulture:
Organic
Alcohol percentage:
13
Closure:
Crown

Reviews

  • "89 points. Cloudy in the glass, Pétulant is redolent with yellow grapefruit aromas, as well as some cut pear. The foam is very aggressive upon sipping, with lots of creamy qualities that are soft rather than sharp. Flavors of sour grapefruit and lemon rind are fun rather than funky." (Wine Enthusiast)

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