2020 BK 'Fantastic Man #9' PIQUETTE
Frugal. Refreshing. Drink-y.
'Fantastic Man #9'
GRÜNER VELTLINER + PINOT GRIS
Region ADELAIDE HILLS
Subregion MULTIPLE SITES
Winemaker BRENDON KEYS
Piquette is the quintessential ‘something from nothing’ creation. Made by adding water to the grape marc left over after pressing to permit a second fermentation, the result is a naturally simple, lower-alcohol (~5%) wine that competes admirably in the sour beer category. Light-hearted, unfussy, refreshing and frugal… all attributes one is wise to embrace in lean, complicated times.
Fantastic Man #9 is fruitier and lighter still (like truly fantastic man). Unlike standard wines, there is no long list of descriptors for piquettes. Thoroughly drink-y.