Pétillant Naturel, Uivo "PT Nat" Rosé, Folias de Baco
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Pétillant Naturel, Uivo "PT Nat" Rosé, Folias de Baco - 2021

Item # 38451 750mL

While the Douro Valley is best-known for Port, we're thrilled to discover this Pétillant Naturel (aka 'pét-nat') made from Pinot Noir. It has a delicate, pale rose color in the glass with lush flavors of strawberry.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


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Staff Pick Notes

I'm a big fan of everything I've tried from winemaker Tiago Sampaio. He's part of the new wave of young Portuguese winemakers breaking away from the country's storied Port-centric tradition and putting out creative, forward thinking table wines. Pushing the envelope a step further is this fun, super tasty Pétillant Naturel that I highly recommend taking home with you. While earning his PHD in oenology in Oregon, Tiago developed an affinity for Pinot Noir and planted some when he got home to Portugal. This Pet Nat is made from those plantings, and its just beautiful. Awash with dried strawberries, gleaming, delicate bubbles and a touch of flint, it simply belongs in everyone's refrigerator, bar, table, and glass. Delicious!

- MM

Glossary

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir, the concept that wines from a specific region have unique and identifiable traits, is intricately...

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Portugal

The Dão and the Douro are the most important regions as far as red Portuguese table wine is concerned. Douro wines tend to be a bit fuller and fleshier than their Dão counterparts, which are generally lighter and higher in acidity. Reds from both regions are dense, rustic, and well-balanced. They also show their terroir quite clearly, and represent a great alternative to the modern fruit-driven style. Vinho Verde is Portugal’s most famous white wine. Literally translated as "green wine," it...

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