2020 Entre Vinyes Oniric Pet Nat

2020 Entre Vinyes Oniric Pet Nat

Regular price $23

Region: Penedes < Spain

Grapes: Xarel-lo, Muscat

Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic farming on virgin soil in the Foix Natural Park; 60+ year old vines on calcareous soil; each variety is vinified separately, then blended towards the end of ferment, and bottled to finish a la ancestral style; undisgorged with no added So2; zero-zero; 12% ABV

Winemaker: Dani Sanchez & Maria Barrena

A super fun Spanish pet'nat from Maria of Azul + Garanza!  Entre Vinyes, is the second project from Dani Nogue Sanchez and siblings Maria and Fernando Barrena Belzunegui. While their winery is set in Las Bardenas Reales of Navarra, the Entre Vinyes wines come from a vineyard in Penedes in the Foix Natural Park that Maria husband's family has managed since the 40's. The restoration of this vineyard has been a passion project for Maria because of the insane amount of biodiversity here that creates an ecosystem which naturally regulates the equilibrium of the vineyard and produces low yielding organic fruit of exceptional quality.  ‘Oniric’ is a word in Catalan to describe a ‘dreamer.’  Which totally fit, because this project stemmed from their dream to rescue these stunning old-vine parcels that had belonged to their family.  As why the birds on all their labels? Well, birds in the vineyards are a sign of life, a sign of a balanced ecosystem and a reward for farming honestly and correctly. Secondly, as they finally now have their own space where they make the wines, they liken the grapes now having their own winery/ home just as birds have their nests.

While Penedes is mostly known for Cava, this pet-nat is their ode to a more natural interpretation of the regional style.  A blend of Xarel.Lo and Muscat, this lightly fizzy wine is so fresh and aromatic, with an almost unctuous texture.  While the palate is dry, floral notes from the Muscat greet you on first sip, but it opens up to salty rocks and summer peaches. So incredibly delicious, and such a great value for organic pet'nat of this caliber!

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