👨‍🚀 Join Our Wine Club and Become a Winestronaut Today! 👩‍🚀
📡 Two Natural Wines Monthly 🥂 10% Off Everything 💰 Spellbinding Write-Ups 📖 Free Monday Night Flights 🚀

Wavy Wines - 'LS Gris' - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay - California, USA - 2021 - 1500ml
Wavy Wines - 'LS Gris' - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay - California, USA - 2021 - 1500ml
Load image into Gallery viewer, Wavy Wines - 'LS Gris' - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay - California, USA - 2021 - 1500ml
Load image into Gallery viewer, Wavy Wines - 'LS Gris' - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay - California, USA - 2021 - 1500ml

Wavy Wines - 'LS Gris' - Pinot Gris, Chardonnay - California, USA - 2021 - 1500ml

Regular price $79.00

Unit price per 

only 6 left in stock

Evina Vineyard Pinot Gris - 5.85 tons harvested 8/S/21 at 20.2 Brix
Shannon Ridge Pinot Gris - 5.24 tons harvested 8/16/21 at 20.3 Brix
Gamino Vineyard Chardonnay - 3.37 tons harvested 8/16/21 at 20.6 Brix

Cellar L.S Gris: Grapes were destemmed into open-top stainless-steel tanks. 3 fermentations - Chardonnay fermentation with 20 days skin contact and two Pinot Gris/Chardonnay cofermentations with 16 days skin contact. Twice daily punchdowns for cap management. Once fermentations were complete, tanks were drained of their free run and pomace was rehydrated with water to make White Cooler. Wine was aged in stainless steel until bottling in November 2021. Native yeasts, no additions, no fning or filtration.

Wavy Wines started as a friendly conversation between Eliot Kessel and Jude Zasadzki while celebrating Eliot’s daughters birthday in 2019. We were drinking natural wines from all over the world trying to fathom how we could start a project that begins to resemble these styles of ‘Vin de Soif’. Easy summer wines was top priority.
After many conversations about where we should start, we came across an affordable source of Pinot Gris from an organic vineyard in Chico, California. It was pretty set in stone we were going to make a skin contact/ramato style of wine. Coupled with a little bit of Chardonnay from Scribe Estate Vineyard we were in business.
With finances being tight we decided to take a chance on making a Piquette from the same grapes. The process to which we got there really marked a pivotal moment in Wavy. We will always recycle our grapes, and that will always change with whatever we source for that year.
Our wine is called ""LS GRIS"", and it’s a 13 day skin contact wine that was co-fermented together in stainless steel vats. It consists of 80% Pinot Gris and 20% Chardonnay. After the 13 days we drained the tanks and racked the wine into neutral oak and stainless steel barrels. After a few months of settling we bottled unfined, unfiltered and with no added SO2.
The Piquette is named ""Calfornia Wine Cooler"" and ode to the lower ABV drinks of yesteryear but fully updated and not terrible. After we drained the tanks of free run juice for LS GRIS, we added water on top of the Pinot Gris/Chardonnay solids. We let the co-fermenation continue for a few more days and pressed the grapes. Which extracted a bit more tannin and acid to make the Piquette extremely lively and energetic.

Close (esc)

Popup

Use this popup to embed a mailing list sign up form. Alternatively use it as a simple call to action with a link to a product or a page.

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty.
Shop now