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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 insane value and the best possible way to get familiar with Petillant Naturel!
2019 Lucy M. Chardonnay Pet Nat
Here's a fizzy piece of frivolity from the hands of Anton Van Klopper.
This is naturally fermented Chardonnay that's spent some time on skins before being sent to bottle to finish its fermentation.
The sizzling little bottle of fizz in the bottle is the perfect wine to slug back on a warm afternoon.
It's fun and a little nutty, just like its maker.Read more about 2019 Lucy M. Chardonnay Pet Nat
2019 Ravensworth Riesling Ancestral Pet Nat
Here's another out of Bryan Martin's 'Weird Stuff' portfolio.
Pétillant Naturel (Pét-Nat) is a traditional way of making lightly sparkling wines. Essentially, the winemaker will bottle the wine before the ferment is complete and allow it to kick on inside the bottle. The wines are super interesting, constantly evolving in the bottle, progressively becoming more and more wonderful. They are alive...
The Ravensworth Pét-Nat is made from 100% estate grown Riesling. The fruit was pressed as whole bunches straight into two 700L ceramic eggs, the cloudy juice was then bottled and sealed with a crown.
Bryan Martin has made this wine style one of his specialties over the last few years. This release looks better than ever.Read more about 2019 Ravensworth Riesling Ancestral Pet Nat
2019 Commune of Buttons Pet Nat Pinot Gris
There is only one rule when making a Pet-Nat: make it delicious!
Jasper and Sophie have nailed their PF Pet-Nat this year. It's made from blush coloured Pinot Gris from the Sparrows vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.
No sprays on the Sparrows block, just careful tending from Mike and Margie yielding delicious results.
There are plenty of fizz fun times ahead with this Pet-Nat in the esky over Summer.Read more about 2019 Commune of Buttons Pet Nat Pinot Gris
2019 Gilbert Pet Nat Rose
Will Gilbert is on a roll with his Pet Nat releases.
It's a difficult and sometimes unpredictable wine style to make, however over the last few years Will has really gotten a handle on it.
This is made from Sangiovese. It's a light, fluffy, watermelon-tasting delight, where the gentle sweetness and frisky fizz is perfectly balanced by the savouriness and natural spice of the Sangiovese grape.
This is the perfect little pink to sit and sip all Summer long.Read more about 2019 Gilbert Pet Nat Rose
2019 Express Winemakers Foamo
This wine replaces the super-popular Cheninade this year.
Ryan O'Meara says it's basically an odds and ends blend of all the delicious grapes that came through his winery this year, a sort of bubble and squeak wine with the emphasis on the bubble.
This fun little Pet-Nat has "DRINK ME" writ large on its forehead. This is no sniff and swirl wine style, this is made for drinking on hot days with reckless abandon.
Sauvignon, Chenin, Pinot and Semillon all getting along like a house on fire. Unpretentious and utterly delicious. Don't miss it, no one likes FOMO.Read more about 2019 Express Winemakers Foamo
2018 Wildman Wine Heavy Petting Pét-Nat
The Heavy Petting Pet Nat is the wild creation of notable UK Master of Wine, Tim Wildman.
Each year Tim makes the pilgrimage from the UK to South Australia to pursue his bespoke Pet Nat project.
This Nero d'Avola fruit is hand harvested, each bottle expertly bottled by hand. To increase the velocity of the aromatics in the finished wine, Tim blends in 1% of the super-floral old vine Zibbibo that makes up a quarter of Tim's other natural sparkling creation - the Astro Bunny.
Heavy Petting filled to bursting point with fresh berries and licorice, a fine creamy mousse and refreshing acidity.
Such a fun wine with as much personality as its creator.Read more about 2018 Wildman Wine Heavy Petting Pét-Nat