About the Wine
Can Michael Corbett make a bad wine? The answer seems to be a resounding 'no.' After coming out swinging with initial vintages, Vanguardist's second tier, La Petite Vanguard, are all about making great wines in and easy drinking, bistro style.
This pet nat is a fanciful blend of Sangiovese and Zibibbo (a.k.a Muscat of Alexandria), and it suits this wine to a tee. Tight and zippy, with a sherbet like acidity, this is as easy and friendly as pet nat gets. White cherries and fragrant stone fruit come through, with a pomegranate tartness on the end. Match that with the enticing musk, raspberry and spicy perfume and you've got an absolute winner.
Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.
Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."
They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.
With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.