Region: Veneto, Italy Grape(s): Glera, Chardonnay Drinks Best: Now
About an hour drive just north of Venice, you’ll find the Durante family’s 45-acre farm that is cultivated by Lino and his two sons. They are deeply dedicated to organic agriculture and have even acquired several certifications – a feat not easy for such a small operation. The intention and care for the grapes does not stop in the vineyard. They are meticulous in the cellar, utilizing the most modern oenological techniques alongside age-old winemaking traditions. This Pet Nat of Glera and Chardonnay is a great representation of these two worlds colliding – ‘pet nat’ is a modern term for the ancestral method of making sparkling wine. Perfumed aromas of peach, pineapple, and tropical flowers introduce a dry, quaffable palate with frothy bubbles and notes of green apple, kiwi, and a salted melon finish.
Pairings: Fried oysters with pickled carrots, daikon, and spicy aioli
Already packaged up, ready to go, and stacked at the front of the store, our monthly Sir Walt’s Six Pack is a great opportunity to try something new at an even better deal at 20% off the regular price.