Cascina Zerbetta Shan Pan Pet Nat 2019

Winemaker: Paolo Malfatti

Region: Monferrato, Piemonte,

Italy (DOC)

Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sulphur: No added sulphites

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 250m

Total Area Farmed: 4 hectares

of vines, 3 hectares of hazelnuts

Soils: Red clay ‘terra rossa’ ,

alluvial/marl, some stones in

topsoil of Sauvignon Blanc


Age of vines: 15 years

Viticulture: Organic (certified)

Vineyards: All of the grapes for

this wine come from Paolo’s

small estate in Piemonte.

Sauvignon Blanc makes up 1

of his 4 hectares of vines. Up

until the 2016 vintage all of his

Sauvignon Blanc went into his

‘Quattrocento’ white, however

since then he has done various

experiments including a passito

(called ‘Safran’) as well as

this natural sparkling wine.

The grapes for the base wine

were harvested early in August

whilst the must used to re-

ferment in bottle comes from

sweet late harvest grapes (the

rest of which normally goes

into his Passito).

Vinification: The grapes were

destemmed and pressed then

fermented on their natural

yeasts in steel tank for 2 weeks.

Racked to get rid of gross lees

then stayed on fine lees for 5

months. In late 2019, the wine

was re-fermented in botte by

using must from late harvest

grapes (same vineyard, same

vintage) that he had kept chilled

in a fridge. No yeast or sugar

addition. Unfined, unfiltered, no

added sulphites.

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