2017 Muscat Ottonel Pétillant Naturel
Estate Grown and Bottled
Pétillant Naturel (meaning “naturally sparkling”) is a beautifully simple, centuries-old method of making lightly sparkling wines that are usually produced and enjoyed soon after harvest. Our Muscat Ottonel grapes, with their lovely fruit and floral aromas, are perfectly suited to this style of wine. “Pét-Nats” are bottled before fermentation is complete, leaving a small amount of sugar to ferment in the bottle, which adds light carbonation, a velvety texture and a slightly cloudy appearance to the wine.
Grape. 100% Muscat Ottonel
Harvest date. October 3, 2017 at 20º Brix
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. Muscat Ottonel is the first grape we pick each harvest, usually in mid-September. Early picking allow us to highlight the grape’s natural lemony-citrus character.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. Begun in stainless steel tanks at low temperature; finished in bottle
Alcohol by volume. 11.5%
Aging. Stainless steel
Residual sugar. 0.1%
IRF sweetness scale. Dry
Acidity. pH 3.4, TA 6.5 g/L
Bottling date. October 10, 2017
Production. 46 cases
Casa Larga wine series. Winemaker
TTB ID. 17332-001-000681
Year first produced. 2017
Winemaking notes. We lightly press our Muscat Ottonel grapes and leave the juice in contact with the skins for several hours to maximize varietal character. Fermentation is performed in stainless steel tanks at cool temperature. When the wine reaches 0.5 degrees Brix (about 15 g/L sugar), we bottle. Fermentation continues until the wine is bone dry. This ancient process involves no filtering, so the leftovers from fermentation (called “lees”) remain in the bottle and give Pét-Nats their characteristically hazy appearance.
Enjoying our Muscat Ottonel Pétillant Naturel
- At our winery in Fairport
- At com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states.
Aging. Store at cool temperature (about 55º) and out of direct sunlight. This wine is produced to be enjoyed young and fresh, i.e. within 1 year of bottling.
Serving temp. 45ºF
Tasting notes. Our dry, rustic Muscat Ottonel Pétillant Naturel has a fragrant floral nose, a soft citrus mid-palate, and a clean finish.
Pairing suggestions. A delicious little apéritif, to enjoy both on its own and with tapas or savory hors-d’oeuvres.