Pétillant naturel.….You may have seen these wines; you may have heard the name, Pet’ Nat’ spat off the end of some wine geek’s tongue. So what is it? Wines that are bottled partially fermented, that finish fermentation in the bottle, whose gasses are trapped in that bottle and so, imbue the wine with a bit of Pétttilance (Sparkle).
Join us on Tuesday, 30 August, as we pour through three examples of this antique style of wine making that is having a rebirth in today’s return to authenticity; the progenitor of the Champagne Methode for sparkling wine:
• Domaine de Beaumont (Loire Valley France)
• Jean-Pierre Robinot (Loire Valley France)
• Domaine de La Grand Colline (Rhone Valley)