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The rise of Pet-Nats has been one of the more fascinating trends in Australian wine over the last five years and now it looks like they're here to stay.
This ancient form of sparkling is getting more refined each year in Aus. Here are six of the best we've come across recently. They're fun, fizzy and frisky and super exciting to drink.
This pack is great value and the best possible way to get familiar with Petillant Naturel!
2020 Konpira Maru Admiral Mt Midoriyama: Total Victory Pet Nat
The Pet Nat flood continues!
This latest offering from Alastair and Sam at Konpira Maru is fantastic and a freight-train of fun to drink.
Three varieties from the Chalmers vineyard in Heathcote combine forces here in a classic (*ahem) blend of 75% Sagrantino, 20% Vermentino and 5% Dolcetto. There are only really two rules when you make Pet Nat: make it fizzy and make it delightful to drink. The boys have nailed it on both accounts.
It's not a profoundly complex wine but it will absolutely get you coming back for more.Read more about 2020 Konpira Maru Admiral Mt Midoriyama: Total Victory Pet Nat
2020 La Violetta Zibbo Nat
He's become the Pied Piper of Pet Nats, churning out a multitude of different fizzy delights from the Great Southern and surrounds.
At last count, AJ Hoadley was hectically bottling FIVE different cuveés in the Pet Nat style.
The Zibbo is one of the most fun in the lineup. It's made from the wild Zibibbo grape (part of the muscat family) and it's set to thrill.
This variety is insanely aromatic, so expect an explosion of flowery aromatics, a juicy lychee and citrus palate and a truckload of exotic spice. It's wicked, head-spinning drinking!Read more about 2020 La Violetta Zibbo Nat
2019 Meadowbank Harvest Sparkling
This is a rare release of something from the experimental side of Meadowbank vineyards in Tasmania.
This little number came into being through a 'bleed-off' of fermenting juice from the Meadowbank Pinot Noir and the next vintage of Meadowbank Blanc de Blancs Sparkling. It's almost a Pet-Nat, but not quite.
What it is, is a spritzy, spritely pink coloured delight. Think fizzy watermelon juice and you're heading in the right direction. Very little of this made it to the mainland.
If you want to give this a rip, you'll need to be quick.Read more about 2019 Meadowbank Harvest Sparkling
2019 Vino Volta Methode Ancestrale Grenache
The two great varietal interests for Garth and Kirsten at Vino Volta are Chenin Blanc and Grenache. So, they make a Pet Nat of both. Why not, eh?
This is legit. It's fruit from a 30-year-old vineyard with the fruit picked specifically to make Pet Nat.
The juice is bright pink, it almost looks as if there's an electric charge pulsating in the glass.
Who would have thought such a vibrant expression of this in vogue wine style would come from a winemaker who has spent the last decade at a WA wine institution like Houghton? It just goe to show, if you've got the love and passion there and an adventuring spirit, coll new things can happen.
This rocks!Read more about 2019 Vino Volta Methode Ancestrale Grenache
2019 Between Five Bells Petillant Naturel
Between Five Bells; the team of David Fesq, Dr. Ray Nadeson & co. have brought to life some truly unique wines. They are unconventional in their make-up and winemaking, considered more a thing of enjoyment for the team - a vinous playground to play - in rather than a rigid, winemaking partnership.
The sense of freedom, experimentation and abandon with which they make the wines shines through in the juice in the bottle. Their Pet Nat is a bucketload of fun.
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Moscato Giallo, Viognier & Pinot Gris, all in one fizzy, fruity delight - it's the ideal no-frills, whimsical treat to enjoy all Summer long.Read more about 2019 Between Five Bells Petillant Naturel
2019 Brave New Wine Glitter Us Petillant Naturel
"It’s wild, juicy, complex and delicious."
- Brave New Wine
Yoko and Andries at Brave New Wine have a particular feel for making a Pet-Nat.
This is their new version, the first 'white' Pet-Nat in their line up.
It's made from mainly Vermentino with a few other bits and pieces of Riesling Sauvignon Blanc and a little Gewürztraminer thrown into the brew. It's light, crisp and as refreshing as a cool swim on a hot day.
Get ya glitter on.Read more about 2019 Brave New Wine Glitter Us Petillant Naturel