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Break Free natural wines are born from a desire to showcase grapes with no intervention, to hero a true expression of their essence. Break Free wines centre around appreciating a grape’s heritage and flavour.
Born from the trials & travels of Trudy Stacy. When Nick and Trudy started Clandestine Vineyards, it was a moment of absolute clarity for them both. They were chasing a shared dream. Nick had 30 years of experience in the wine game, which was a huge asset to Trudy and to their business. But she also wanted to break free and express herself on her terms.
“I wanted to broaden our horizon to include the natural wine market. I wanted to showcase grapes with no intervention, to hero a true expression of their essence. Vin Nat is a fantastic opportunity to appreciate a grape’s heritage and flavour. The wines we have selected to form a part of Break Free symbolise the parts of my life that signify balance and clarity.” – Trudy Stacy – Vintner, Clandestine Vineyards CFO
Their first Pet-Nat is made from 100% Swan Valley (WA) Chenin Blanc from a single vineyard located in Herne Hill. Free from both insecticides and pesticides, the fruit was picked for acidity rather than sugar levels and transported to Denmark for processing by Clandestine Vineyards contract winemaker Andrew Vesey at Castelli Estate. Cold-pressed by his daughter, Lily, the juice was fermented in one single stainless-steel tank under its own wild yeast.
Pét-Nat is produced in the méthode ancestral, otherwise known as ‘rurale’, ‘artisanale’, or ‘gaillacoise’. In essence, the wine is bottled prior to fully completing its first fermentation, allowing carbon dioxide to be produced by the natural sugars found in the grapes. Unlike Champagne, Pét-Nat is not disgorged, and may or may not be filtered on completion of fermentation. Just prior to fermenting to dry, the wine was immediately bottled under the crown cap with no further adjustment, filtration or fining to finish the last of the ferment in the bottle, allowing for the light carbon dioxide to produce a light fizz.
At only 10.5% ALC/VOL; this delightful, light, and utterly smashable sparkling wine has aromatic ginger and lemongrass notes, bright and vibrant green straw colour and a fresh palate of apples, pears, and citrus blossoms.
Pair with pizza, seafood pastas, cheese and charcuterie.
Drink now or forever hold you piece!