Type: Sparkling Wine
Grape: Pinot Gris
This "wine-like beverage" is made by re-fermenting the grape skins and stems after they are pressed, resulting in a highly-drinkable low-alcohol beverage that has been around since the dawn of time, but is experiencing a revival in the states.
Marigny's Piquette was made by filling fermentation bins with pressed pomace and water, giving them few days of maceration on skins. The liquid was then drained to tank and the pomace was re-pressed into that same tank. A small amount of underripe Pinot Gris juice was added to help adjust the acidity and general chemistry. This liquid was racked twice, crossflow filtered and bottled with CO2 added.
The result is a crisp, clean, fizzy and delicious drink with notes of watermelon and tart raspberry.