The moment when you stare deep into the distance with a singular intensity and, for a moment, glimpse the unglimpseable. A moment of divine inspiration, afflatus, a euphoric, splendorous glow of unexpected deep knowledge. What do you see? A rare, crystalline comprehension of the 4th dimension? A navigable path through a personal imbroglio? Me. I see a spectre of true magnificence, a vision of whimsical but strident beauty. The Mt Midoriyama Total Victory Pet Nat, presented in its total glory. Sagrantino and Vermentino conjugated by a delicate thread of acid. An other-wordly, transcendental liquefacted victual. What a time to be alive.
80% Sagrantino, 20% Vermentino.
Crushed and destemmed at the Chalmers facility and then pressed immediately, yielding 65% press ratio. All varieties were then blended, chilled and transported to the warehouse in Melbourne. Doing things this way ensured we kept the product as fresh and delicate as possible and limiting any oxygenation during the six-hour transport mission. It was then cold settled in our Melbourne facility at 2 degrees for two weeks to extract most of the tartrates and settle the juice of any impurities.
Racked and left to undergo natural ferment which was monitored to ensure a slow rate.
When sugar levels started to come close to ideal bottling levels, the cooling was used again to ensure the ferment slowed for consistency when bottling. Bottled with 12grams of sugar per litre and left for 2 weeks to finish ferment in bottle. Hand disgorged, topped, re-capped, cleaned, labeled and boxed for your drinking pleasure. 12.8%.
Watermelon rind and Orangina. A little more subtle than it sounds but a totally delicious combination. Well-integrated carbonation with quite a fine bead for a pet nat. Not a lot of yeast funk, more about the fresh, bright aroma and dangerously drinkable (dare we say smashable?) mouth feel