Free Your Mind Lite Piquette 2021
Contra Costa County, CA
Carignan and Riesling pomace from Free Your Mind wine + Ume + Hibiscus
Wonderwerk’s take on Piquette – inspired by Los Angeles and just as colorful and intriguing.
Andrew & Issamu on this wine: “Piquette! An old school wine cooler of sorts, this is a low alcohol wine made from re-hydrating pressed grape pomace. Piquette was traditionally enjoyed as a mid-day thirst quencher on the farm. In order to take piquette from the farm to the market in a shelf-stable form, we had to bring some natural sources of acidity to the cuvee. Enter ume – which is technically an unripe apricot – and hibiscus, two of our favorite sources of sour. Our friends at Tsubaki (Echo Park, Los Angeles, CA) introduced us to Nicholas Family Farms, who grow ume in the Central Valley. Our friends at Masienda (Los Angeles, CA) turned us on to the incredible heirloom hibiscus they source from several farms on the Oaxacan coast. Born of collaborative sourcing, recycled grape pomace, and our home kitchen experimentation, Free Your Mind Lite is a product of the spirit of Los Angeles.”