2019 Morgado da Vila Pet-Nat, Vinho Verde, Portugal (750ml)
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This is the first certified Pét-Nat from the Vinho Verde Region, with the end of the alcoholic fermentation taking place in the bottle. This unique wine was based on Alvarinho and Loureiro grape varieties, without any addition of yeast or sulfites.
It is a natural wine, but is more clearly evocative of the grape varieties used than most wines flying under that controversial banner. Like most Pet-Nats, it is slightly hazy and presents an interesting combination of stone fruit character and yeasty elements, the latter typical of the style. Quinta da Lixa is the producer, and only a handful of cases of the 2019 Morgado da Vila Pet-Nat made it to the west coast. The winery did not produce any in 2020 . . .