Saturday, November 15, 2014

2014 BK Wines Pétilliant Naturel

Pétilliant Naturel translates roughly into naturally sparkling, a reference to the fact that no additional sugar is added during this process of sparkling wine production. Instead the wine is bottled and sealed with a crown cap before fermentation has completed. This produces a lightly sparkling wine and also leaves some sediment in the bottle.

This was a fun refreshing wine, unlike anything I've had before. The residual yeast left in the bottle becomes more prevalent as you work you're way through the bottle and adds a bready character, which is balanced by apples and a bit of citrus. Reminiscent of a very dry apple cider, with more finesse.

I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for another release of this Pet-Nat, as it was a refreshing and interesting summer treat.

Price:     $24
Source: Cellarbrations, West End
Varietal: Chardonnay
Tasted:  November 2014
Rating:   92
Website: www.bkwines.com.au

1 comment:

  1. Cheaper than I was expecting. I'll emdeavour tom pickup a bottle on the way to SSS this evening.