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Cauda Pet Nat Loureiro 2021

Cauda Pet Nat. This sparkling wine, from Loureiro, produced in Pet-Nat’s popular style (Pétillant Naturel or Méthode Ancestrale), was developed at Soalheiro Innovation Centre in partnership with Hugo Brito, with roots in Fontoura – Valença, county where the grapes that gave rise to this wine were harvested. Passionate about wine, Hugo decided to attend a postgraduation in oenology at Catholic University of Porto, which accentuated his wish to create new concepts in this area. Cauda Pet Nat Loureiro can be drunk at Soalheiro or at Candelabro, its wine bar and bookstore, in Porto.

Region: IG Minho

Alcohol (%): 11

Total acidity (g/dm3): 6,6

Residual Sugar: Brut

Grape Varieties: Loureiro

pH: 3,26

Volatile Acidity (g/dm3): 0,45

(Teh values are approximated)

Cauda Pet Nat Loureiro’s profile needs no pairing. It can be drunk alone, as an aperitif in a conversation between friends, in the late afternoon in a bar.

Bright lemon yellow color, elegant aroma and at the same time with light floral notes. Dry flavor and present acidity showing Loureiro’s character .

Cauda Pet Nat Loureiro is made with Loureiro grapes from a middle-aged vineyard, to the west of Monte do Faro in Valença, on the left bank of the river Minho, a territory of choice for the Loureiro variety, where the Atlantic influence is felt, highlighting the wine’s minerality and allowing the soft floral aromas of the variety to be revealed.

At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, when the wine has about 18 to 20 g of residual sugar, it is placed in a bottle, where the remaining sugars ferment and gain the characteristic gas of sparkling wine. In this wine, there is no dégorgement. Therefore, the yeasts responsible for fermentation remain in the bottle, providing it with cloudiness. Pet Nat differs from other sparkling wines, as the gas is the result of natural sugar from the first fermentation and not from the second.