Cambridge Road Naturalist Peche, New Zealand, 2021 (750ml)
A blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. The Naturalist is Cambridge Road's sparkling wine made in the usual cloudy raw fashion. Nothing added or taken away, just organic grape juice wild-fermented under cap in the style of a Pettilant Natural; this wine is slightly off-dry but carries a good, balancing acidity. Notes of roses, grapefruit, stonefruit, and white pepper.
ABOUT THE WINERY
Cambridge Road seeks to employ as little intervention in their winemaking as possible. This means almost no use of sulphites and no additions of any other kind. According to winemaker Lance Redgewell, "Our wines today are simply the honest living reflection of fruit fermented by nature and bottled simply with nothing added or stripped away. My reasons for this are simple; in my opinion clean farmed organic fruit is fundamental to a wines potential to be healthy for human consumption. Once the wine is fermented with a diverse population of natural microflora, including lactobacillus, it’s important to not filter these away."Varietal: Marsanne (27%), Reisling (27%), Pinot Noir (20%), Sauvignon Blanc (20%), Pinot Gris (6%)
Natural, Organic, Biodynamic