The Wine: Zweigelt Pet Nat 2020
Neon Eon Zweigelt Pet Nat is a red sparkling natural wine made from 100% organic Zweigelt grapes grown in Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada. Spontaneous fermentation with native yeast, undisgorged, no added sulfites.
Winemaker's notes: Bounce. Three days of maceration and bottled at a slightly higher brix level than last year this version has it all: more bouncy cherries, watermelon and strawberries supported by that electric acidity that makes you reach for a top up.
The Producer: Neon Eon
Neon Eon wines are made by Tyler Thrussell in Summerland, BC. In an effort to capture the Spirit of the grape, these wines break from the heavy manipulation common in wine making today and instead respect the fruit and the land it grows on. This Spirit is born in the vineyard, raised in the cellar - by allowing the natural fermentation process to take place - and experienced in the glass.
Transparency is also important. All Neon Eon wines are made using either organic or biodynamic grapes and have no added yeasts, sulphur, enzymes, nutrients or any other inputs. There is nothing removed either, the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. As a result the wines should be stored with care - a good rule of thumb, if you’re uncomfortable in the environment the wine probably is too.
This wine is alive. Enjoy.
The Region: Okanagan Valley, BC