Hot Rocket Pet-Nat
Hot Rocket Pet-Nat

Hot Rocket Pet-Nat

Tasting Notes:
Made from a blend of early harvested Gamay Noir and Baco Noir. A fun, light red sparkler with dense purple colour. Notes of blackberry, cherry and sage, this bubbly finishes with cranberry and notes of thyme.

Production Notes:
Alcohol: 9.9% Alcohol
Residual Sugar: 3g/L
Appelation: VQA Ontario VQA
Varieties: 50% Gamay Noir, 50% Baco Noir
Vintage: 2021

Winemaking Notes:
Yet another wine that we made up as we went along. We had been discussing for a while that we wanted to make an affordable Lambrusco-style wine, but we had not put much thought into it.

However, harvest began early on some Gamay we had coming in for a cull pick we didn't think would fully ripen for table wine. It was low sugar and high in acid. It would make a great sparkling wine base. As fermentation progressed with the Gamay Noir, we received a shipment of Baco Noir that we were planning on using as a base for our Haberdasher Vermouth. The Gamay was a little too tart and light in colour, and the Baco was the opposite. So we decided to blend them.

The wines fermented out on their skins and were pressed and settled in a tank before bottling. We bottled the wine with a small sugar addition to encourage bottle fermentation and guarantee a sparkling result.

Fun, light and bubble, we think we have a hit.