"Shake" Sparkling Piquette of Albarino 2022
Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Our wines are all about the flavor — with none of the pretension.
Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he’s all about finding those underdogs with untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
This piquette of Albariño from the Morro View vineyard was always the best of the grapeskin teas. They kept that lot separate this year to bottle SHAKE. Piquette is truly upcycling in the winemaking world. Instead of getting rid of the Albarino pomace, they hydrate it and create a grape sun tea, essentially. Super refreshing and low in alcohol.
Sustainable, no additives, native yeast, vegan, minimal sulfites.
Tasted like: Spritzy limeade, Jasmine tea, ruby red grapefruit
Pairs with: Leafy greens, Entenmann's coffee cake, sunny mornings