Commune of Buttons Pretty Fun Pet Nat 2021
The first fruit to be harvested each year is the base for Pretty Fun and marks the beginning of vintage. In 2021 it was selected from two sites, a parcel of Syrah from the Top Range vineyard managed by Fiona Wood picked on the 17th of Feb and Chardonnay from Kas Sluiters vineyard at Mylor picked on the 26th of Feb. The grapes were wholebunch pressed and the juice was barrel fermented in barriques and puncheons. Towards the end of fermentation, the wine was racked off lees and blended into tank. It was bottled with 10grams of residual sugar with the intent not to disgorge this new release. The bottled wine was laid down in the cellar for 5 months and allowed to ferment to dry.
The Pretty Fun this year is textural with a good acid line thanks to the early harvest. It has a bright pink hue and the bead is fine. The undisgorged wine is crisp with a leesy minerality just like pet nat should be! This is dangerously easy to drink at 11.5% and perfect for the backyard or a day in the park where the sun is shining!