'Simple' Pet Nat
Born from a desire to develop a more conscious way of winemaking, Proyecto Nakkal in Canelones produces wines with minimum intervention, respecting the fruit, nature and the environment. Recognised as Descorchados’ Winery Revelation of the Year in 2021, this passion project comes from Santiago Degásperi (also recognised as Descorchados’ Winemaker Revelation of the Year in 2022), Nicolás Monforte and Bruno Bresesti. These three good friends and winemakers focus on producing fresh, accessible wines that reflect both their natural ingredients and their natural environment. Spontaneous ferments utilising wild yeasts present in the vineyard produce complex wines with strong varietal and terroir expression. The wines are not clarified or filtered but racked twice by moon calendar (in last quarter) for a natural clarification. To quote the team at Nakkal, ‘The grapes are the protagonists; we are just a guide.' Macerated for 2 hours and then fermented, without any additions, for 22 days. The wine is racked and bottled at the very end of fermentation so it completes the process in the bottle.