2018 Gilbert Pet Nat Riesling

Orange, NSW

A leading Orange producer getting in on the Pet Nat act with this smashable drop.


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About The Wine

Will Gilbert continues his exploration of Petillant Naturel here with a fresh bottling of naturally fermenting Riesling from Orange.

He's got a great eye for the style.

This is zippy and zingy, loaded with juicy citrus flavours and delightfully cloudy to boot.

If you are loving the wave of delicious Pet Nats exploding across Australia, then Will's should definitely be on your hit list.

About Gilbert

Simon Gilbert has been one of the quiet achievers in Australian wine for almost 40 years.

Having worked for some of the biggest names in Aus wine (Lindemans, Padthaway and Brangayne to mention just a few) he has amassed a very serious skill set which he is now putting to work under his own label which focuses on regionally expressive wines from NSW.

Simon is a sixth generation winemaker who has built a reputation for producing top quality wines under his own label since 2004. Now with son Will on board as co-winemaker, the Gilbert family winery is going from strength to strength.

Will and Simon Gilbert
Will and Simon Gilbert
Orange, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

To maintain the inherent fruit quantities, these grapes were harvested in small lots on 13th March 2018, in the early hours of the morning. After which, the grapes were placed in ½ - 1 tonne bins only, to enable better quality control and detect any fruit variations.

The fruit was destemmed, pressed and then racked, where fermentation was then initaited. Fermentation was monitored, and the temperature was maintained between 13-16°C to allow for a steady controlled ferment. Once the baume level had dropped by 2/3 of its value, the residual sugar was then regularly measured as we were aiming to hand bottle at around 14-15grams.

On the 17th of April at 14grams of Residual Sugar, hand bottling commenced. 740 bottles were bottled. We then waited for the fermentation to finish before releaseing early May 2018. It is up to you how you would like to drink it, some like it cloudy, some like it clear, either softly shake or not!

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Will Gilbert
Will Gilbert
Orange, NSW
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Zesty lemons and limes. Great tang and crackling with sherbet and zingy acidity. There's some crunch and a little grip of tannin there which is brilliant. Great crack at the style and uber refreshing. Yummo. Good job, Will. - Different Drop Wine Team


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