2021 Konpira Maru Mt Midoriyama Classic Edition Pet Nat

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Drier than the 2020 but with more fruit given the harder pressing ratios. Fruit salad explosion aromatically, with that primary watermelon vibe dominating. Plenty of carbonation which balances the juicy fresh fruit, and mid pallet texture the Gewurz brings perfectly, but also makes it almost too easy to drown a bottle or three.

They call this their party pet nat, which is kind of lame, but kind of accurate. Grown down the mountain from their home base in the Whitlands by the great man Richard Carson. Dolcetto is a real fruit forward pleasure machine and combined with a bit of racy Chardonnay and a touch of Gewurztraminer, gee whiz it makes for an electrifying blend.