2017 Tawse Pét-Nat

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario

Situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, Tawse is a family-owned organic and biodynamic winery, voted Canada’s Winery of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016. Founder Moray Tawse purchased 6 acres on the Cherry Avenue property in 2001. In 2005 he opened his state-of-the-art winery, complete with a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter. The inspiration for his first Niagara property came from his love of Burgundian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Uniting traditional winemaking techniques with state-of-the-art technology, Tawse is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional elegance, depth and character.

The 2017 Pétillant Natural (aka Pét-Nat  is made using Chardonnay from their estate vineyards. This is the first ever Pét-Nat that Tawse has made, and I have to say, they knocked it out of the park!!!

This Pét-Nat was undisgorged, meaning the fermentation finished in the bottle. This ancestral method provides mellow bubbles and complex aromas of flint, citrus, and funky florality. The citrus element carries on to the palate, and compliments flavours of green apple, pineapple, and honey dewmelon.

Pair this excellent value beauty with cheese (especially Le Campagnier) & charcuterie, French fries fried chicken, or a sunny patio!