Country: South Africa
Producer: Restless River
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinotage
Bottle Size: 75cl
Not quite a wine, but a piquette, a lightly fizzy, lowish alcohol drink traditionally enjoyed by vineyard workers and small subsistence winegrowing families. Produced by soaking pressed grape skins in water then pressed again, allowed to ferment and bottled during fermentation to retain a light spritz. Restless River’s is produced from the pomace of their Le Luc Pinot and Ava Chardonnay Marie Chardonnay, and it’s a delight – rhubarb fizz, raspberry cooler, blackcurrant and gentle herbal tones. Drink this instead of beer. So refreshing, so good!
N.B – the wine is bottled on its lees. We recommend storing the bottle upright in the fridge for at least 24 hours after receiving, to allow the lees to settle and minimise the risk of losing some of the bottle on opening. Open slowly and carefully and enjoy!