Lantana is a Seyval Blanc pét nat, from vines planted in 1978 by our friend Douglas Backus and his family in Lincoln Ontario. They hand-picked this vintage for us in September of 2022. The vineyard is in transition to organic.
Seyval Blanc is a hybrid grape, with both European and North American ancestry. It pairs the flavour qualities of grapes we know and love, with the strength of vines used to our unique climate.
We let it ferment on crabapple skins for a kiss of texture. Lantana drinks like a charmingly offbeat sparkling.
We hand sorted each cluster and fermented the Seyval Blanc on skins, and bottled it early as a pét nat with zero sulphur, for natural carbonation.
What's it like? Lightly sparkling, Lantana is textured and aromatic. It smells like cold cream, dried flowers and cooked yellow apples. The wine reminds us of Italian Malvasia this year, with the chewy tannins present in classic orange wines.
11 cases made.
12.2% ABV | 750mL
Ingredients: Seyval Blanc grapes. Gluten free.
Wild ferment, zero added sugar, zero added sulphites, vegan.