2020 MIHA Sparkling Piquette
2020 Sparkling Piquette of Gewürztraminer, Sonoma Valley
Piquette is a peasant beverage hailing back to the 18th century French countryside. It's made by adding water to pressed grape skins, in this case Gewürztraminer farmed regeneratively by friends up the road. It was traditionally drunk by laborers in the vineyards and winery. The 2020 MIHA contains only natural fruit products: grape skins, water, grape juice, and lemon juice. It is low alcohol and super refreshing. No SO2, fining, or filtration
This wine is eager to be drunk. It tends to spill out a bit once opened, which is normal, natural, and often exciting. You can reduce your loss by chilling the bottle extensively and having a glass nearby to catch what comes out.