Keep it natural, baby.
After a year’s absence, we are thrilled at the return of Kate’s lovely, fresh and approachable ancestral-style bubbles, balancing florality and fruit with vivacity and charm. This year’s Gamine Pétillant is a hazy sparkler that truly glows in the glass. We get huge Peach Bellini vibes from this low-ABV pét-nat. This wine is a perfect aperitif or brunch wine -- pop a crown cap and see why! On the nose the 2018 Gamine Pétillant reminds us of a glazed apricot tart made using the freshest and brightest peak-season apricots. A subtle fennel pollen herbaceousness adds complexity to the nose while on the palate the wine is minerally driven to balance out the generous orchard fruit carried over from the nose.
Kate’s personal wine project, Gamine Wines, now in its 6th vintage, celebrates the wines that both her and her mother, Sylviane, love to drink. Kate’s Gamine Wines highlight unsung varieties and styles from all across France, and they are stellar examples of the diversity of wines being made in the Pacific Northwest.
Division Winemaking Company is Portland, Oregon based urban winery founded in 2010 by Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe. Inspired by the wineries of Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy, and the Northern Rhône (where they first learned winemaking and viticulture), Division crafts approachable and balanced wines though minimal manipulation. Tom and Kate have a passion to work with well-farmed, terroir-expressive vineyards, many of which are organic and/or biodynamic, celebrating the varietals the winemakers loves to drink. Division Winemaking Company includes the flagship Division label, the more approachable Division-Villages label, the Gamine label, inspired by the Rhone Valley and a personal expression of co-founder Kate Norris’ love of the region, as well as the experimental Tripod Project label, a collaboration between co-winemakers Tom Monroe, Barnaby Tuttle of Teutonic Wine, and Jesse Skiles of Fausse Piste. Division Winemaking Company represents a new generation of winemakers that are looking beyond the status quo to create unique styles of wine, with a purpose, a story and without barriers.
Katie and Denny
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