chëpìka Catawba Pet-Nat, Finger Lakes, New York 2021
Chëpìka is the project of winemaker Nathan Kendall and Master Sommelier & natural wine evangelist, Pascaline Lepeltier. The grapes are grown organically in a certified vineyard near Keuka Lake. This sparkling wine is crafted in the ancestral method, more commonly known as Pet Nat. The grape...Catawba, which was once the most widely planted variety in the country in the early 19th century! This is the definition of fresh and funky clocking in around 10% abv. This will go quick.
Grape: Catawba (Vitis labrusca × Vitis vinifera)
Pairing: friends and an open mind