Lately, I just can’t help myself…if I see a bottle of Pet’ Nat somewhere, I have to buy it! The latest victim of my recent obsession is Donkey & Goat Lily’s Cuvée Chardonnay. Donkey & Goat is based out of Berkeley and run by husband and wife team Jared and Tracey Brandt. They make natural wines and focus on Rhone varietals, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Lily’s Cuvée is a blend of predominantly Chardonnay with a splash of Roussanne from Anderson Valley.
This cloudy, yeasty wine is slightly sweet with fine bubbles. There are harmonious flavors of grapefruit, lemon, honey, ginger, and minerals. A bit green, but according to Donkey & Goat, the sweetness will mellow out and the wine will become more carbonated if held on to for a little while. Delicious, intriguing, and definitely fun to drink!