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Rejoice serious Champagne connoisseurs and everyday wine drinkers alike. Why, you may ask? Summer is here, and it’s time to try a refreshing sparkling wine with a cool price tag - Pétillant Naturel, or simply “Pét-Nat”. These “naturally sparkling” wines are bottled in the midst of fermentation, trapping CO2 and residual sugars, while excluding additions of yeast and sugar; this process is known as Methode Ancestrale. Method Champenoise (Champagne) differs from Methode Ancestrale because it includes the additions mentioned above to wine, creating a secondary fermentation in the bottle during production. Beyond their charming, delightful, fizzy, and low-alcohol characteristics, Pét-Nats can vary from dry to slightly sweet, with notes ranging from cider to bright fruit flavors. Originally, they were produced by small Vigerons from the Loire Valley in France, and known for their rustic style. Now their popularity is growing outside of France due to their rustic distinctiveness from Champagne and the natural process by which they are made. It’s the perfect summer sipper that will pair with most foods.
2014 Onward Pétillant Naturel Malvasia Bianca $23.00
The Onward Pét-nat is fermented with native yeasts and is refreshing and beautifully balanced from its bright acidity, dry finish, and highly aromatic nose including floral and citrus notes.
2013 L+B Jousset “Exile” Pétillant Rosé $21.00
The "Exile" is 100% Gamay, dry, and bursting with fresh strawberry and raspberry notes.
2010 Domaine Huet Vouvray Brut Pétillant $33.00
This brut is all that you would expect from a Vouvray Chenin Blanc and arguably the region's finest producer. This highly mineral-driven Pét-nat is crisp and elegant.
- 2013 Solminder "Rubellite" Syrah Grenache- Santa Ynez Valley $19
- 2010 Bonny Doon "le Cigare Volant" Red Rhone Blend- Central Coast $34
- 2012 Harrington "Siletto Vineyard" Trousseau- Cienega Valley $31
- 2011 Patricia Green Cellars "Estate Etzel Block" Pinot Noir- Ribbon Ridge $51
- 2013 Spottswoode Sauvignon Blanc- Napa & Sonoma Valley $31
- 2013 Scribe "Ode to Emil No. IV" Sylvaner- Sonoma County $26
- 2013 Handley Pinot Gris- Anderson Valley $19