Exploring the Enchanting World of Traynor Vineyard's Natural Wines: Pet-Nat, Piquette, and Glou Glou

Exploring the Enchanting World of Traynor Vineyard's Natural Wines: Pet-Nat, Piquette, and Glou Glou

  • Rebecca Traynor

n the ever-evolving realm of wine, natural wines have been captivating the palates and hearts of enthusiasts around the world. At Traynor Vineyard, we take immense pride in crafting exceptional natural wines that embody the true essence of our terroir. Today, we invite you to embark on a delightful journey as we explore three distinct styles of our natural wines: Pet-Nat, Piquette, and Glou Glou. Join us as we uncover the unique characteristics and charm that define these enchanting creations.

  1. Pet-Nat: Effervescent Elegance Petillant Naturel, or Pet-Nat for short, is a delightful sparkling wine with a rich historical heritage. At Traynor Vineyard, we embrace the traditional winemaking techniques that give Pet-Nat its effervescent allure. Crafted using the méthode ancestrale, this style of winemaking captures the inherent liveliness and freshness of the grapes. Fermentation takes place in the bottle, capturing natural carbon dioxide, resulting in a gentle fizz and subtle effervescence. Our Pet-Nat showcases vibrant fruit flavors, a playful texture, and a slightly cloudy appearance, making it a perfect choice for those seeking a lively and dynamic wine experience.

  2. Piquette: Refreshingly Revitalizing Piquette, a rising star in the natural wine scene, holds its roots in ancient winemaking traditions. Historically, it was crafted by rehydrating grape pomace with water to create a lighter, lower-alcohol beverage. At Traynor Vineyard, we have reinvented this ancient practice with a modern twist. Our Piquette is made by fermenting freshly pressed grape skins with a small addition of water, resulting in a refreshing, low-alcohol wine with vibrant acidity. Bursting with bright fruit flavors, Piquette offers a unique and revitalizing drinking experience, perfect for warm summer days or as a refreshing aperitif.

  3. Glou Glou: Pure Pleasure in a Glass Glou Glou, a term derived from the French phrase "glug glug," embodies the sheer joy and drinkability of natural wines. It refers to wines that are effortlessly gulpable and exude an irresistible freshness. At Traynor Vineyard, our Glou Glou wines are crafted with minimal intervention, allowing the grapes to express their true character. These wines showcase a light to medium body, lively acidity, and a captivating combination of fruitiness and earthiness. With their vibrant and energetic personality, Glou Glou wines are an invitation to savor life's simple pleasures and enjoy wine in its purest form.

At Traynor Vineyard, we wholeheartedly embrace the philosophy of natural winemaking, aiming to create wines that embody the unique characteristics of our vineyard and the grapes we cultivate. Our Pet-Nat, Piquette, and Glou Glou offerings are a testament to our commitment to quality, authenticity, and sustainability. We invite you to visit our vineyard, taste the magic in every bottle, and experience the captivating world of natural wines. Raise a glass and join us in celebrating the artistry and craftsmanship behind Traynor Vineyard's natural wines, where tradition meets innovation in every sip.