The Wine: Jus Jus Day NV
Jus Jus: Day is a natural blend of tart, organic Chardonnay from Hawkeye Ranch In Redwood Valley, CA, and aromatic, organic Muscat blanc from First Generation Farmers in Contra Costa, CA. Lightly fermented in the style of a Pét-Nat to reach just 3.5% ABV, Jus Jus: Day has one-quarter of the ABV of your average sparkling wine, with no added sulfites or preservatives.
Verjus is a waste product made popular by French wineries in the middle ages. Early in the growing season, farmers would thin the vines of excess grapes, and vintners would press the fallen fruit. The unripe green grapes make a fresh, tart, unfermented (meaning nonalcoholic) “green juice.”
Chefs and mixologists turn to verjus’ refined acidity as the base for delicate vinaigrettes, in lieu of lemon for refined sauces, and as a twist in fancy cocktails.
The Producer: Jus Jus
Jus Jus is a collaboration between natural winemaker Martha Stoumen, and cookbook author/writer/photographer Julia Sherman of Salad for President.
The Region: Redwood Valley • California