About The Pack
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!
2018 Jamsheed Candyflip Rosé Pet-Nat
Gary Mills takes a swing at the Pet-Nat wine style here and hits it right out of the middle of the bat.
Mills is known for his serious exploration of site, bringing expressive single vineyard wines to bottle with minimal inference. However, this is a whole other kettle of fish. "This is not a wine made with terroir in mind but rather to create a pleasant sparkling wine for easy drinking." - Gary Mills.
This is light and fluffy fizzy pink wine built for sharing with friends in tumblers while soaking up the sunshine.
There's not a serious thing about it, except how tasty it is.Read more about 2018 Jamsheed Candyflip Rosé Pet-Nat
2018 Wildman Wine Astro Bunny Pét-Nat
The Astro Bunny is a playful Pet-Nat by the hands of Tim Wildman, MW.
The fruit is grown by Ashley Ratcliffe at Ricca Terra Farms in the Riverlands. The three varieties: Muscat, Vermentino and Nero d'Avola all finding a happy home in the warm Riverland climate.
This is fun and fizzy, a little funky and positively loaded with personality. This spritzy wine that will charm any fan of this hugely popular wine style.Read more about 2018 Wildman Wine Astro Bunny Pét-Nat
2018 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 2018 Ravensworth Riesling Ancestral Pet Nat
2018 Ngeringa Uncultured Pet Nat
This is the fun and funky side of the great biodynamic Adelaide Hills wines produced by Erinn Klein at Ngeringa.
From a hodge-podge block of Fronti, Riesling, Chardonnay and some red things comes this ancient form of sparkling wine.
This is unfined, unfiltered, preservative free, organically farmed wine - as close as it gets from grape to glass.
And most importantly, this is a dead set guzzler. It's fun and frisky with a little bite to the finish - it's delish!Read more about 2018 Ngeringa Uncultured Pet Nat
2018 Gilbert Pet Nat Riesling
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.Read more about 2018 Gilbert Pet Nat Riesling
2018 Lino Ramble Ring a Rosie Nero d'Avola Pet Nat
As the popularity of the Pet-Nat continues to grow in Australia, the experimentation with the possibilities of the style are growing along with it.
This cheeky little number from boutique McLaren Vale producer Lino Ramble is made from sustainably farmed Nero d'Avola. The fresh, jubey characters of this variety are perfectly suited to this ancient style of Sparkling, the fizz accenting the classic Nero spice and bringing added freshness to the already lively medium bodied palate.
This is a rustic, charming interpretation of this playful style of fizz and was only made in tiny amounts. Top value if you are looking to explore this wine style.Read more about 2018 Lino Ramble Ring a Rosie Nero d'Avola Pet Nat