Piquette! An old school wine cooler of sorts, this is a low alcohol wine that was traditionally enjoyed as a mid-day thirst quencher on the farm.
To increase acidity and complexity, we then added a concentrated brew of Heirloom Oaxacan hibiscus (aka jamaica) from Masienda (Los Angeles, CA). To bolster the alcohol content and provide further complexity, we added preserved California-grown ume (aka Japanese plum) which we had processed earlier in the summer. We blended in a 30% (v/v) addition of finished Free Your Mind wine (Carignan + Riesling co-ferment) and added Riesling juice just prior to bottling to provide a low level of carbonation after bottle conditioning.