Combe Pet'Nat Trousseau 2021
80% Trousseau / 20% Mondeuse
460 case production
Pete Stolpman and Rajat Parr’s Esoteric Partnership “Combe” means a “small sheltered valley within a vineyard” in French.
When Rajat Parr began making Sandhi Chardonnay alongside Stolpman in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto back in 2010, he immediately started a campaign to plant Trousseau on Stolpman’s Ballard Canyon Limestone soils. Vignerons in Jura seek out Limestone for their Trousseau plantings, and Rajat theorized that Trousseau, a varietal that often has difficulty achieving ripeness, would flourish in the sunny, arid Ballard Canyon wind tunnel.
Components : Block 3 Trousseau / Block 4 Mondeuse
Harvest Date : September 15, 2021
Vinification : Crushed then gently pressed
Vatting/Fermentation : Stainless Steel until 1.2 Brix, then bottled and sealed under crown-cap
Cooperages & Elevage : Disgorged in late March 2022
Vibrant, glowing pink and peach hue. Fine but robust bubble. Fresh tropical fruits and high-toned, energetic red fruit. Steely and lean, yet chalky with a subtle, lingering richness. Buzzy, fizzy splendor from the mid-palate through to long after swallowing. More coating with bigger fruit than ever before. A full, fleshy sparkling wine, the best Combe Pet’nat to date. Berry parfait in a glass!
11.5% Alc by Vol