Summer time is PET NAT TIME! I mean... what better type of wine is there to drink with friends in the sun?
For those unaware, Pet-Nats are sparkling wines which are very popular in the natural wine scene, in which the final part of the fermentation takes place within the bottle.
They are then often 'disgorged' to remove yeasty sediment, but sometimes not. They have a very unique taste compared to Cremant or Prosecco wines.
We thought we'd put together a box for all you bubbly fans to have a proper pet-nat party with. Whether new to natural wines or very familiar with them - EVERYONE will love these six pet nats!
So what's in this wonderful box of fizz?
Staffelter Hof - Kiss Kiss Maddie's Lips
Staffelter Hof is not just one of the oldest wineries in the world, but actually one of the oldest businesses registered in the world. They make wonderful wines in the Mosel region and this German pet nat is refreshing, crisp summery and deliciously fruity.
Grapes: Frühburgunder / Alcohol: 11%
This Sicilian wine has personal memories attached to it, as we discovered this winemaker on a fun night out in Palermo one warm February night not too long ago. Now we are happy to be bringing their fantastic fun, easy and highly drinkable pet-nats to you. This is the red version and it's super easy-drinking, a bit like a Lambrusco!
Grapes: Perricone / Alcohol: 12%
This Austrian wine is so good for its price! You get baked pear, biscuit, elderflower and some mild aromatics. Pop this open on a hot afternoon and you’ll be in heaven.
Grapes: Welschriesling, Sämling / Alcohol: 11,5%
OMG - we love this! So refreshing, so acidic, and a little sour too - in the best way possible! We got notes of zippy green apples, limes and pear - this is IDEAL FOR SUNNY AFTERNOONS if you crave fresh acidity in the heat!
Grapes: Harslevelu, Juhfark / Alcohol: 11,5%
This is a super fun wine for a warm afternoon, perhaps nibbling on cheese and charcuterie. It actually tastes like a German Lambrusco! It’s essentially a fruity, light red with a rounded mouthfeel, yet minimal tannins. You'll get notes of blackcurrant, grape, cola, fizzy sweets and lime. Ideal to take to the park.
Grapes: Dornfelder, Sylvaner / Alcohol: 9,5%
This Italian pet-nat is nicely saline and simply put... VERY REFRESHING! It is crisp, but still has a slight twang from the aromatic Malvasia. Beautiful!
Grapes: Trebbiano, Malvasia / Alcohol: 12%