BLISS BOMB 2022
Pét-Nat is produced in the méthode ancestral, otherwise known as ‘rurale’, ‘artisanale’, or ‘gaillacoise’. In essence, the wine is bottled prior to fully completing its first fermentation, allowing carbon dioxide to be produced by the natural sugars found in the grapes. Unlike Champagne, Pét-Nat is not disgorged, and may or may not be filtered on completion of fermentation.
Our first Pet-Nat is made from 100% Swan Valley (WA) Chenin Blanc from a single vineyard. With minimal intervention from grape to glass, the fruit was picked for acidity rather than sugar levels and transported to Denmark for processing by Clandestine Vineyards contract winemaker Andrew Vesey at Castelli Estate. The cold-pressed free-run juice was fermented in one single stainless steel tank under its own wild yeast.
Just prior to fermenting to dry, the wine was immediately bottled under a crown cap with no further adjustment, filtration or fining to finish the last of the ferment in the bottle, allowing for the light carbon dioxide to produce a light fizz.
At only 11.0% ALC/VOL; this delightful, light and utterly smashable sparkling wine has aromatic ginger, lemongrass and vanilla bean notes, bright and vibrant green colour and a fresh palate of apples, pears and citrus blossoms.
Ideally served on a picnic blanket, some cheese, pate, fruits and some great friends. Better make it two bottles…