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 great value and the best possible way to get familiar with Petillant Naturel!
2022 Unico Zelo Sea Foam Pet Nat
The Unico Zelo Pet Nat has been a fan-fave of ours since it's first release. And of course it just had to come from Fiano, the variety Brendan and Laura Carter have so passionately championed for many years.
Introducing 'Sea Foam'! It has all the ripe stone fruits and tropical fruits that thew variety naturally possesses, with a savoury, saltiness on close balancing things nicely. Throw in some nice fizz and we've got a real party starter!
Another fun and fascinating drink from Unico Zelo and, as always, unbeatable value for money.Read more about 2022 Unico Zelo Sea Foam Pet Nat
2022 Latta Good Times Pet Nat
This Pet-Nat is from the hands of Owen Latta.
Owen is exploring the world of natural winemaking at his home winery in Ballarat, the venture into natural sparkling was the next obvious step.
This is made from Pinot Gris which, as with all Petillant Naturel, has continued the final stages of its ferment inside the bottle.
This is a clean, crisp style of fizz with a delicate fruitiness which makes it the ideal accompaniment to picnic blankets under a shady tree.
Fizzy, funky, fun times.Read more about 2022 Latta Good Times Pet Nat
2021 Tropo Pet Nat Pink
Not gonna lie. You will need more than one bottle of this.
Pet Nat has come a long way in a short time. Unico Zelo have nailed their take on it with this Tropo. It's a cool blend of Chardonnay for weight, Pinot Gris for fruit and Merlot for some structure and - with their powers combined - it becomes a dangerously drinkable sparkling.
Like all pet nats, ease is key. It's a sparkling which doesn't take itself too seriously. With a focus on a sherbet-esque fizz, generous strawberry/blackcurrant flavours and floral nose, it's a wine which is friendly and comforting. As great with a long lazy afternoon by the pool as with hurried late night take-out.Read more about 2021 Tropo Pet Nat Pink
2022 La Violetta Patio Nat
There's never a dull moment in the winery with AJ Hoadley. He's constantly on the hunt for something new.
Here's a lovely little Pet Nat release, built with Patio drinking in mind (hence the name!).
This is Riesling and Muscat from the Great Southern in all their fizzy, flighty, cloudy glory. It's hyper floral and crazy drinkable.
'Don't think, just drink' is the message here from Hoades and he's nailed the style.Read more about 2022 La Violetta Patio Nat
2022 Brave New Wine Glitter Us Petillant Naturel
Yoko and Andries at Brave New Wine have a particular feel for making a Pet-Nat.
This one sees a blend of Riesling and Vermentino, about half and half of each variety. It's light, crisp and as refreshing as a cool swim on a hot day, with zippy acidity and crisp, clean flavours.
No adds, either! Get ya glitter on.Read more about 2022 Brave New Wine Glitter Us Petillant Naturel
2022 Dr. Ongo Pet Nat
He's played around with the Pet-Nat style for a few years now, Peter Dredge, but he thinks he's onto a winning formula here.
This is mostly saignee Pinot Noir from his Tasmania Pinot Noir. Not happy with the chunky, chewy bits so often found in the bottom of other Pet-Nats, Dredge has disgorged each of these bottles and topped them with still fermenting Riesling juice to create a fresh and fizzy drink just ready for guzzling.
Dredge only makes this wine in tiny quantities. If you want a crack at the hilariously named Dr. Ongo, you'll need to be quick.Read more about 2022 Dr. Ongo Pet Nat