Mersel 2021 Piquette, Lebanon
Item Number: 17581
Sub Region: Lebanon
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 40% Muscat / 30% Sauvignon Blanc / 30% Merwah
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Crown Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 9.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Elevation: 1,200-1,700 meters
Piquette is a fun, low alcohol drink to be enjoyed chilled. It sort of tastes between a wine and a beer. It is made by adding water to fermented grape pomace. Then Mersel adds some organic honey from their beehives to referment the juice. It is then bottled with no added SO2.
- Deir El Ahmar, Bekaa Valley (1,200m) - Muscat vines, 7 years old
- Ainata, Bekaa Valley (1,700m) - Sauvignon Blanc vines, 12 years old
- Dimane, Qannboubine Valley (1,600m) – Indigenous Merwah vines, over 150 years old
Fun Fact: Eddie Chami learned to make piquette from piquette guru Todd Cavallo of Wild Arc. In exchange, Eddie taught Todd how to make Arak.