chëpìka - Catawba PetNat Finger Lakes 2020Avant Garde
chëpìka is the project of winemaker Nathan Kendall and Master Sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier, beginning with the 2016 vintage. The chëpìka sparkling wines are crafted in the ancestral method, relying exclusively on natural yeasts without anything added. The Delaware grapes are grown organically in a certified vineyard near Keuka Lake.
The goal of the project is to work diligently and respectfully with the land, using the native varieties to recreate the traditional wines of the Finger Lakes, and to produce a delicious, affordable, local wine made from the natural and historical resources of the region.
Producer: chëpìka (Nathan Kendall and Pascaline Lepeltier)
Region: Finger Lakes, New York