Johan Vineyards Pét-Nat of Melon Estate Van Duzer Corridor 2020


Johan Vineyards Pét-Nat of Melon 2020

Each vintage we build a greater understanding of the idiosyncrasies of each wine we produce from each variety we farm. Going on year five working with the Melon from this site, we feel we are just beginning to harness the best expression possible from this variety.

The Johan Vineyards Pét-Nat of Melon is unbridled yet soft, with more of a frizzante style bubble profile. After a short 3-hour maceration on the skins, extracting phenolics and golden gifts from the ripe skin, we pressed and slowly fermented the juice in tank before bottling.

The wine is evocative of the sweet and luscious qualities of mandarin and clementine. Yeasty aromatics give way to notes of citrus, not unlike your favorite mimosa. The lees in contact for fermentation emphasize the slightly tart backbone of this wine and provide a slight kiss of provocative bitterness.

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