Quatro Mustachios This Is Not A Negroni
Region: East Sussex
Grapes: Sauvignac, Cabernet Blanc
Quatro Mustachios is an international wine collective made up of Sam Bunker and Dave Haynes in the UK with Teo Vitsas and Matthias Altmann in Austria. The first UK releases for Quatro Mustachios were produced in 2022 with zero additions in East Sussex, using fruit from a 50-year-old vineyard in Somerset for their Pet Nat (growing almost wild and unsprayed for three years), and the other varieties coming from a nearby vineyard on clay over sandstone in Sussex.
This Is Not A Negroni is a fun, juicy and textural orange wine made from Sauvignac and Cabernet Blanc handpicked at Bee Tree Vineyard in East Sussex. The grapes were partially hand de-stemmed and gently crushed by foot, before spontaneous fermentation and 12 days maceration on skins with daily punch downs. The juice was pressed to barrel in October where it finished fermentation and rested on the lees for 5 months before bottling with no additions.