Recently dubbed as ‘hipster bubbles’, Pétillant Naturel (or Pet Nat for short) is essentially a natural sparkling wine. The majority are naturally made, meaning that the wine has been made with minimal intervention from the winemaker during production, who instead leaves nature to do its job and develop the carbonation and finished product in the bottle.
Given we've had so many new sparklers through the door recently we've rounded the 3 best bubbles into volume 2 of our "Pet Nat Posse" series
First up is our favourite pop of the moment, Jung & Sexy from Weinhof Haider. A dark rose Pet Nat brimming with Cherry Cola, ripe strawberry and the softest bubbles to pass our lips in a very long time. It's criminal to serve this room temperature so we recommend a good hour in the fridge before opening.
Producer: Weinhof Haider Region: Austria Grapes: Blauburger / Roesler Style: Sparkling Rose Size: 75cl bottle
Second up we have a brand new french pet nat which is Biodynamically farmed and packed full of abundant blackcurrant and raspberry flavours, as well as a light bitterness and tannins. A fresh and enjoyable pet nat with lots of charm! No added sulfur.
Producer: Jolie Brise Region: Loire, France Grapes: Cabernet Franc Style:Sparkling Size: 75cl bottle
And finally we have Naturlich Blanc, a 10.5% pet-nat made from 90% Folle Banche and 10% Pinot Noir, hand-harvested and fermented with indigenous yeasts. Packed with light peach, quince, and some pastry richness all carried by brisk effervescence.
Producer: Landron-Chartier Region: Loire, France Grapes: 90% Folle Banche, 10% Pinot Noir Style: Sparkling Size: 75cl bottle