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2021 Combes Tension Chardonnay Pet Nat

Yarra Valley, VIC

Prestige Pet Nat from the Combes crew in the Yarra Valley made with no additions. Succulent, tangy and joyful.

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$35.00

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It’s way above the pay grade of rank and file pet nat. Incredible sparkling wine.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Yarra Valley Chardonnay comes in all sorts of incarnations but this awesome Pet Nat from Oscar at Combes elevates the picnic drink to another level. Maybe not quite Mount Mary Chardy but damn if it is not one of the best PNs we've seen this year...

Single site Chardonnay from St Andrews, all citrus tang, yeasty complexity, playful acidity and above all really great fruit concentration.

Deserves sipping as much as skulling but don't let us tell you what to do.

About Combes

The Combes wines are made by thoughtful young avant-garde wine producer, Oscar Hermann.

Sourced from excellent vineyards in the Yarra Valley and farther afield, Oscar takes a minimal intervention approach to his winemaking practices.

The wines coming out of his cellar are excellent. They are raw, energetic and show a distinct sense of place. Each bottle you open feels like it's a living thing. Each vineyard he showcases shines in the glass.

As Mike Bennie once wrote about his eclectic suite of wines, "you should dive in."

Winemaker Oscar Hermann
Winemaker Oscar Hermann
Yarra Valley, VIC
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From The Producer

A Chardonnay-based sparkling straight from our home site, St Andrews, that’s bright, zippy and playful. Just like pét-nats intend to be. Ripe fruit was whole-bunch pressed and fermented in old barriques for maximum texture, and no sulphur additions were required as the wine remained slinky and sherbet-y for the entire ride. To taste? Think pithy, juicy citrus and herbal tones built on notes of freshly baked sourdough and mouth-watering acidity.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 10.2%
Closure : Crown Seal
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Oscar pruning in the vineyard
Oscar pruning in the vineyard
Yarra Valley, VIC
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Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Combes have firmly become one of the younger gen stars of the Yarra, and here we see a chardonnay pet nat, ok, alright, great. Wow, delivers a lot of complexity, from sea spray/oyster shell and fino sherry scents through to mouth-watering, green apple-lemon juice tang to taste. Trails of almond, saline minerality are wildly delicious. A nod in the direction of Jura Cremant wines, ey? Love it. It is brilliant drinking, refreshing and straight up interesting. It’s way above the pay grade of rank and file pet nat. Incredible sparkling wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Fantastic alternative to traditional sparkling.

This was one of my summertime hits. Everyone who tried it immediately commented on how much they were enjoying this Chardonnay Pet Nat not really knowing what they were drinking. That says it all.

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Tried lots of NATs over the summer and this one came up tops…classy, interesting, and enjoyable

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