Pétillant Naturel "Kalkspitz" Pet Nat, Hoch
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Pétillant Naturel "Kalkspitz" Pet Nat, Hoch - NV

Item # 41400 750mL
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Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

The Kalkspitz Pétillant Naturel is made mostly of Grüner Veltliner, blended with Zweigelt pressed white, Sauvignon Blanc fermented on the skins, Blauer Portugieser and Muskat Ottonel. It's dry and savory with a refreshing acidity and creaminess on the palate.


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Staff Pick Notes

Christoph Hoch hails from Hollenburg, Austria on the south side of the Danube River and is the 12th generation winemaker in his family. Inspired by the “active” chalk that is found within his vineyards that is comparable to that of the soils found in the Cote de Blancs, Hoch took it upon himself to make sparkling wines and spent time in Champagne to learn everything he could. The Kalkspitz (Chalk Acidity) is made from 35% Gruner Veltliner, 35% Zweigelt pressed white with the remainder compromised of Sauvignon Blanc, Blauer Portugeiser and Muskat Ottonel, all fermented in old barrel. Aromas of golden apple, Asian pear, white pepper and grapefruit, this pet nat is a touch off-dry while displaying balanced acidity and streaking minerality with bright flavors of lemon zest and quince.

- JOS

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