Wine slang for the French ancient winemaking term, Pétillant Naturel, Pét-Nat wines are made in the ancestral method, rather than in the champagne or traditional method.
The traditional method of making champagne and sparkling has two fermentations. Once a wine finishes its primary fermentation (& converts all sugars to alcohol), it is bottled along with added yeast and sugar. This triggers a secondary fermentation in the bottle which produces CO2: bubbles.
The ancestral method, which is how Pét Nat is made, is all about timing the first and only ferment. The fermenting wine is bottled at a specific sugar level in order to continue its primary fermentation in the bottle without additives. As the natural yeasts and sugars from the grapes continue to ferment, CO2 bubbles are made in the bottle. Curious to know more? Join our next Cellar tasting and come try many different Pét-Nats from all around the World. It's gonna be bubbly!
Thur 01.09.2022/ 7-9pm/ La Cabane Wine Cellar 250hkd x person including wines & nibbles
White Mulberry Tsitska-Tsolikouri, Imereti GE
The Other Right Bright Young Thing White 2021, Adelaide Hills AU
Jousset Exile Rose Petillant 2021, Loire Valley FR
Nestarec Bum Bum Cha 2020, Moravia CZ
Cantina Giardino Vino Rosso Frizzante, Campania IT