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Natural Wines: 2018 Orange Wine & Pet Nat Pack

By Trail Estate Winery


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Why this makes a great gift

Perfect for those seeking the unconventional and natural wine experiences. The grapes in each are hand-picked and hand-sorted. Each is wild-fermented (think sourdough). Each is unfined & unfiltered. And finally, each is unsulphured.

Product Description

Perfect for those who like wine that defies convention. Each is crafted by winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois to test winemaking norms. Make no mistake, this is winemaking not taught but rather winemaking rediscovered (Orange wines are actually a really, really old style - thousand of years old in fact - just almost forgotten).

ORNG — 70% Riesling and 30% Gewürztraminer with skins were left in contact with the wine for 188 days. Fermented using natural yeasts (i.e. wild fermented) and pressed using a small basket press before spending time in older oak for 3 months. A beautiful light orange in colour, this wine has a bold nose of quince, citrus peel and spice. Juicy and concentrated on the palate.

Pét Nat — The grapes in this wine come from several smaller plots in the Trail Estate vineyard — 68% Riesling, 22% Geisenheim and 10% Gewürztraminer. This is very much a field blend! Wild-fermented on skins until dryness then pressed in a small basket press near the end of fermentation and bottled immediately without the addition of any yeasts, sugars or sulphurs — yielding naturally-ocurring bubbles. Nearly dry, complex, yet youthfully exuberant. Unfined and unfiltered. Drink young. Enjoy best during brunch (like, with bacon!) or over a greasy corner slice!

Note: some foaming-over is normal with Pet Nats. To minimize this make sure wine is well chilled and open cap slowly, wait 30-40 seconds and remove cap entirely.

Technical Features

2 x 750ml Bottles, Unfined and Unfiltered

Shipping and Return Policy

Shipping Policy:

We offer 2 day shipping to the Greater Toronto Area and to urban city centres within Ontario.
We offer standard shipping to rural areas within Ontario
Unfortunately, we are unable to ship our products outside of Ontario.
We strive to produce stellar wine and ship them to you in a timely manner. From time to time we may hold back shipments for weather reasons — either too cold or too warm. In instances where bottles do not arrive as they should, simply contact customer service and we will send you a return waybill for its return in original packaging.

Return Policy:

Unfortunately, there are no returns on our products.

Trail Estate Winery

Trail Estate Winery is known for singular focus on site, varietal and winemaking acumen. Our process is ardently low-intervention and minimalist. We want wines to reflect where they come from and the year they are grown. As such, we leave much to Mother Nature, but (frosts and droughts aside) we wouldn't want it any other way. Our winemaker, Mackenzie Brisbois was named one of the "Top 5 Winemakers to Watch" by Toronto Life for her intuitive, immersive approach to winemaking. A native of Prince Edward County but she is a veteran of multiple harvests in New Zealand, South Africa and British Columbia. She employs wild-ferments whenever possible for their ability to build palate texture - whether it be a complex, soulful Unfiltered Chardonnay or knife-edge Skin- or Barrel-Fermented Riesling. We like to explore new (or newly rediscovered) paths in wine including skin-fermented whites, orange wine and Pét Nat natural sparkling. We do not filter and leave the wine whole and its most complex. Each wine tells the story of the site and vintage with unabashed honesty. Since our opening in 2014, we have seen the wine world change for the better: wine lists - and tastes have become more dynamic — driven by conviction and courage. We enjoy our part in that. We invite you to be part of our journey! Cheers!