Altaness Pet Nat 2021
$ 36.00 incl. GST
Altaness Wines presents our exciting new sparkling wine: Pétillant Naturel.
Pétillant Naturel or Pet Nat is a handcrafted and ancestral type of sparklingwine. Naturally bubbly, Pet Nat is made by promptly bottling a fermenting wine that is in the last stages of the primary alcoholic fermentation, with the aim of retaining a few of those gentle bubbles that are remnant from fermentation.
Altaness Wines’ Pet Nat has been finessed by master winemaker, Susana Fernandez from handpicked grapes grown in the Huon Valley in Tasmania. The striking cherry red hue of the wine is owed to the blend of Pinot Noir and a small portion of Chardonnay juice co-fermented with their natural indigenous yeast.
An eclectic mix of flavours including watermelon, cherries and strawberries with an underlying brush of crisp acidity and bubble, a crunchy and savoury finishing style. Sealed with crown cap, total production 140 dozen.
Altaness / Huon Valley, Tas
A New Label From Experienced Hands
Duncan Ferguson and Susana Fernandez earned note and acclaim during their time at Cascabel, McLaren Vale, a label renowned for alternative varieties. Having sold the operation and seeking a change, the couple relocated to the Huon Valley in southern Tasmania, with a vision for true cool climate viticulture.
While the new estate’s plantings become established, fruit has been sourced from good local growers to comprise this first release Pinot Noir, with a Chardonnay soon to follow. Ethos is toward wines of elegance and perfume, and we are delighted to introduce this new chapter of the Ferguson and Fernandez winemaking journey.