Alex Krause and John Locke founded Birichino in Santa Cruz in 2008. They draw on a combined four decades of making wine in California, France, Italy, and beyond. They source from a number of carefully farmed, family-owned vineyards planted by and large in more moderate, marine-influenced climates. Their preference is for minimal intervention, most often, favouring native fermentations, employing stainless steel or neutral barrels, minimal racking and fining, and avoiding filtration altogether when possible.
This complex pet nat wine is made with fruit from the world's oldest cinsault/cinsaut vineyard. Bechthold was planted in 1886 and is now farmed organically, without irrigation. Made using the same tirage method as their Malvasia Bianca Pet Nat, the Cinsault is naturally fizzy.
The 100% Cinsault shows tropical fruits with pink guava and a touch of violet and a refreshing sparkle.
A lovely lo-fi, cloudy pet nat from one of our Californian favourites.