The Marigny, St. Reginald Parish, Piquette
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The Marigny, St. Reginald Parish, Piquette

Item # 44882 750mL
$17.99/ Single Bottle
$215.88 $205.09/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

This is not a sparkling wine! This is piquette, a traditional byproduct of winemaking that has been enjoyed by farmhands for centuries. Pinot Noir pomace and water are left to referment any leftover sugar. The result is a very low alcohol sparkling beverage. Vinous, and extremely refreshing, this is perfectly suited to a weeknight beverage, and is about as food-friendly as it gets.


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Staff Pick Notes

What's piquette you ask? Meet the newest quirky wine trend to grace our shelves: a low-alcohol, slightly fizzy wine made by adding water to the second pressing of grape pomace. Although it's just catching on in the U.S., it's been made for centuries. In Greece, it was called “lora” and made for slaves. In France and Italy it became the lunchtime wine served to farmhands and vineyard workers so they didn't get too tipsy. Piquette comes from the French word for “prickle,” a nod to its gentle spritz. This piquette comes to us from The Marigny, a small, natural wine producer in Oregon and is made with the pressed grapes of Pinot Noir. It's light and refreshing, with a raspberry, cherry-like crunch. At 4.5% ABV, it's an easy sipper on a weeknight or for brunch. Has your interest been piqued?

- ALM

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