I ♥ NY
Off Dry & Sweet
Ashanta Wines, Huzzah! Sparkling 2021
Country: United States
Region: California, Solano County Green Valley
Style: Sparkling Wine
Pairing: Oyster, Caviar, Pumpkin
Direct pressed French Colombard into a French neutral Oak then racked 9 days later into a stainless tank. 7 gallons of ‘21 skin contact French Colombard added. Bottled under cap at 1.55 brix. Un-disgorged.
No additions or subtractions. Unfined, unfiltered, zero SO2.
This Pet-Nat is a delicious, crisp effervescent refresher. Notes of candied citrus and green apple. Pairs exceptionally well with fresh oysters.
5th generation Oakland native and 3rd generation winemaker, Chenoa Ashton-Lewis, and cinematographer, Will Basanta, got fully bitten by the winemaking bug in October of 2019 when last minute they bombed up to Sonoma Mountain from Los Angeles, on the news that Chenoa’s family vineyard still had unsold grapes that were quickly turning to bird fodder. With the help of family and friends they jumped in, picking and crushing to make an experimental Syrah and Pinot Noir co-ferment. The single barrel was then stored in a tent for 8 months on the family’s organic, 50-year-old vineyard, planted by Chenoa’s grandparents in the early 1970s.