Nomads Garden Piquette 2021
Now here's an interesting one!
A Piquette isn't technically a wine, but instead a mid-strength softly sparkling drink made from left over sweet pressed grape skins.
Funky, fun, minimal intervention, and really refreshing.
It is undisgorged, and very lively. So make sure you open the bottle over a sink or outdoors and have a glass ready!
Nomads Garden is an experimental wine label born out of the pristine landscape and viticultural diversity of our home in the Alpine mountains of North East Victoria. All their wines are single-vineyard and handmade with low intervention in the winery, this means they:
- Only use the naturally occurring wild yeast indigenous to the vineyard of origin.
- Never add acid to the wines.
- Minimal fining agents are added to the wines. (only the the natural clay product bentonite is used to stabilise white wines)
Instead they let the brilliant fruit we have access to from the five distinct recognised wine regions (King Valley, Alpine Valleys, Beechworth, Rutherglen & Glenrowan) that make up North East Victoria shine through. These are wines that naturally reflect the year the grapes were grown and the beguiling land of which they were grown.
Sangiovese, Dolcetto, Nero d’Avola, Pinot Meunier