2021 Pomalo Pet Nat Rosé
100% Plavina. This is a new wine, made for the first time in 2021. Embracing the minimal intervention approach in the cellar, hand-harvested grapes were destemmed and direct pressed to into a stainless steel tank to undergo spontaneous fermentation. Before fermentation was finished, the wine was bottled and left for 6 months on the lees. Roughly disgorged; no sulfur added. Only 10.5% alcohol.
The whole point of Pomalo is to take it easy and not take things too seriously. So, nothing too technical here, except that you may find yourself with a serious obsession with this wine! This wine is so refreshing, fun, and packed juicy and refreshing pink and red fruits. This Pet Nat that captures everything about the pomalo lifestyle on the Dalmatian coast. Pair with sunsets, hammock naps, and straight fjaka (aka doing nothing).
The description of the word “pomalo” cannot be found in any Croatian dictionary. Literally, “pomalo” means to take it easy, to relax, no stress, but also slow down, no worries… Pomalo are wines made in collaboration with Boris from the Bura-Mrgudic family in Dingac, and Nick Gee from Heaps Good Wine Co. The true meaning of ”pomalo” is rooted in the coastal and island lifestyle and the general state of mind of the Dalmatians. The Begovic cousins are two phenomenal winemakers from starkly different backgrounds - one based in the northeastern mountains of Slovenia, one based on the Dalmatian coast of Croatia — whom discovered their long-lost relation to each other over their mutual family lineage in the village of Kozice, Croatia. Grab a bottle and take some “island mentality” home with you.