2020 Piquette Naturel Fantastic Man #9
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 made from Grüner Veltliner and Pinot Gris is fruitier and lighter still (like truly fantastic man). Unlike standard wines, there is no long list of descriptors for piquettes. Thoroughly drink-y.