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Cambridge Road Pet Nat Naturalist, Lance Redwell  - Buon vino Natural Wines
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Cambridge Road Pet Nat Naturalist, Lance Redgwell 2018

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One Line Description Cambridge Road Pet Nat Naturalist, by Lance Redgwell is blended from Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris, off-dry with a delicate fizz and a cloudy appearance.
Production Method Natural, Organic, Biodynamic
Country New Zealand
Region Martinborough, New Zealand
Producer Cambridge Road
Vintage Non Vintage
Wine Type Pet Nat
Wine Style Light bodied
Grape Blend Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris
Alcohol 13.5% abv
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation Settles for a short time in bottle before release
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential Best drunk young
Production Detail Biodynamic, totally hands of approach, no finings, filtration, clarification at all, no sulphites added, wild and free!
Natural Features Zero Added Sulphites (Sulphur), Vegan, Hazy, Cloudy/Totally Unfiltered, Unfined, Slight Fizz/Petillant, Funky Aromas
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Cambridge Road Pet Nat Naturalist, Lance Redgwell 2018, Biodynamic wine, Frothy, Cloudy, Funky, very tasty. Natural Pet Nat or Pétillant Naturel blended from Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris, off dry, with a delicate fizz and a cloudy appearance. Juicy tree fruit flavours are balanced with subtle spice & a refreshing, citrus zip. The appearance is on the super cloudy, murky side but like many unfiltered, unclarified natural wines, the murky appearance is in direct contrast with the fresh, clean bright flavour.

Martinborough is blessed with a challenging but rewarding wine growing climate. Winters can be cold and fairly damp, spring gets the full brunt of southern equinoctial winds, summer quickly dries the earth and autumns can see their ups and downs but generally provide the settled warmth to ripen all but the latest-ripening varieties. The vineyards are surrounded by hills to the east and mountains across the north western plain, behind lies the Pacific and the alps of the South Island. This unique combination provides the benefit of the all important cooler autumn nights which give these wines much of their structure and finesse.

The Cambridge Road vineyard was planted in 1986 with Pinot Noir and Syrah. It was purchased by the Redgwell family in 2006, who converted to biodynamics. It became the home of Lance, Bridie and son Aston in 2008. A winery was built onsite in time for the 2010 vintage. Lance is committed to minimal intervention in the winery and allowing the truest expressions of his Martinborough fruit to shine forth. Winemaking is classical in the oldest sense of the word and the intention is simple as is Lance's philosophy: “I enjoy the wines of people willing to break the mould a little. Most often these producers stick to classic ideas of natural balance and indigenous flora. Wines that are driven by texture, line and length. They tend to have beautiful sites, are focused all year round and have history. This kind of wine grower exists across the planet and I never tire of trying the work of a passionate artisan.” .

As part of the Martinborough Terrace Appellation soils consist dominantly from wind-blown loess overlaying silts, gravels and ancient river stones interspersed in places with clay. Although a small block the Cambridge Road site has three distinctly different soil profiles which confers different accents to the fruit. The small 5.5 acre vineyard was first planted by the Fraser family in 1986 to the classic red varieties Pinot Noir and Syrah. These older vines still make up the majority of the block, their roots run deep into the complex soils of the Martinborough Terrace, offering small yields of intensely flavoured berries. An area well known for the unique calibre and identity of its wines Martinborough is most often associated with Pinot Noir and Cambridge Road is planted with 26 rows of various clones of this grape. The balance (24%) is in Syrah, a mass selection clone dominantly on its own roots, these original vines happen to be among the oldest survivors in the country and certainly the oldest in the Wairarapa region.

Lance's wines follow all the natural wine maker's mantras,hand harvesting of dry farmed vineyards and transporting fruit at night in cool temperatues. He uses only wild yeasts, stainless steel for ferments of separate vineyard blocks, juice transported by gravity, free run juice and very soft pressing, finally no filtrations, finings or sulphites.

Lance Redgwell’s philosophy is clear: “I enjoy the wines of people willing to break the mould a little. Most often these producers stick to classic ideas of natural balance and indigenous flora. Wines that are driven by texture, line and length. They tend to have beautiful sites, are focused all year round and have history. This kind of wine grower exists across the planet and I never tire of trying the work of a passionate artisan.”


These old vines are dry farmed and as many are now over twenty years old are naturally low producers of intensely flavoured fruit. In an effort to modernise the vineyard, exploit its full potential and improve the quality and quantity of fruit the vines will be double planted over the next few years which will yield 7,500 per hectare. The grapes are hand-harvested and transported to the winery where they are cooled overnight before being destemmed and transferred to the tank by gravity. An ambient cool maceration process then takes place for up to five days, when fermentation starts with indigenous yeasts. Stainless steel tanks are used for wine making, which allows for individual clonal or block fermentations Following fermentation, both the free-run juice and the juice from gentle pressings are combined and run into French oak barrels. Over time the objective is to reduce the influence of oak in order to realise the truest vineyard expression in the wines..



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