Pet-Nat White 2016

The Pét-Nats are our first wines in a collaboration series.The collaborative effort between Traynor Family Vineyards and The Courage Bar demonstrates the unique spirit of the County. It is evidence...
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The Pét-Nats are our first wines in a collaboration series.

The collaborative effort between Traynor Family Vineyards and The Courage Bar demonstrates the unique spirit of the County. It is evidence that by the willingness to experiment and to allow space for new ideas and approaches, and to celebrate and reward the hard work it takes to help all those things materialize, that The County is one of the most exciting wine regions in the world today. Trifecta celebrates both an ancient technique as well as the desire to innovate and play.

The Trifecta series is comprised of a white, an orange and a red wine and are made with much care, enthusiasm and love for experimentation.

Pét-Nat (Petillant Naturale) is perhaps the oldest method of making sparkling wines. With method Traditional (think Champagne) you take an aged still wine, inoculate it with yeast and sugar, bottle it, it ferments, ages, gets disgorged, dosage (filling the bottle back up again), and capped. But Pét-Nat, it is much less complicated, much less intervention in the wine, much more natural. Towards the end of primary fermentation (let's say 2% sugars remaining in the juice), the wine gets bottled... and that's it. What is left is probably the freshest, most fun wine you have had.

The Trifecta White is where the experiment began.

Around the end of August, shortly after Courage Bar opened and slightly before harvest was due to begin, I was at Courage enjoying a pint with Tyler (one of The Courage founders and natural wine enthusiast), and the conversation turned to wine. Tyler mentioned that he was trying to source a Pét-Nat in Canada and was thus far striking out. I wasn't really sure at that point what a Pét-Nat even was but when we discussed it further, it fit what I wanted to do to perfectly.

At that moment, we started along the path of creating an entirely new wine category for Canada. The Trifecta series is a Canadian first. A blend of Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, this wine is a ton of fruit fun. It has a lot of bubbles, so when you open it just crack to capsule a bit and serve from the foam, about a third through pop the top. It's a classic fun wine.

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