We at Walsh Family Winery are excited to announce a special summertime bubbly bundle deal - a pet-nat package! - just for our Walsh Winegrowers Society club members. This 3-pack includes our beloved Alta White Plateau, our Rose Plateau, and our limited-edition collaboration creation, the Sunroom Malvasia Pet-Nat. This package, marked at $85, will be available for purchase in our Tasting Room or here, online, and can be made available for pickup or shipped at a $10 flat rate fee.
About “Pet-Nat” Style:
Nothings says summertime sipping like pet-nat, short for “petillant naturel,” an effervescently bubbly style of wine made using a process that the French call “method ancestral.” Pét-nat is bottled while still undergoing its first round of fermentation. Residual sugars from the grape juices provide the bubbles as the natural fermentation process resumes and completes in-bottle. Pet-nat wines are often refreshing, fruity, and versatile, as they are both fabulous with food and wonderfully enjoyable on their own. Cheers to making those warm summer evenings that much more delightful!
About the Wines:
Walsh Family Wine 2021 White Plateau, aka ‘Alta’
Blend: 40% Chardonnay, 45% Chenin Blanc, 15% Gruner Veltliner
Origin: “Gemellas” Block, Bethany Ridge Vineyard, Loudoun County, VA
The “Alta” Plateau was produced from a field blend pick of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner, pressed and fermented together. The hope was to capture a blend of interested aromatics from the three varietals, while also maintaining a bright and vibrant acidity.
Walsh Family Wine 2021 Plateau Rose
Blend: 100% Cabernet Franc
Origin: “Plateau Block,” Twin Notch Farm, Paeonian Springs, VA
Aging: 100% Stainless steel
Our hope with the Plateau was to capture the fresh and fruity aromatics of an early pick Cabernet Franc and compliment them with some frothy, light bubbles.
This wine is Summer in a bottle. Fresh, aromatic, spritzy, joyous, and refreshing.
Walsh Family Wine 2021 Sunroom
This very special limited-edition wine was a collaboration project between Walsh and Septenary Winery located outside of Charlottesville, VA. Each used the very same harvest of the very same Malvasia grapes to create vastly different varietal wines. Ours, a fantastically-fresh and fizzy pet-nat style!