TGIF!! We’re springing into the weekend with some Pét-Nat, an abbreviation for Pétillant Naturel. This one is made from 100% Blaufränkisch grapes 🍇, in a rosé style, hailing from the Haloze Hills of Lower Styron (Štajerska), Slovenia. 🇸🇮
Pétillant Natural, meaning ‘naturally sparkling’ in French, is a sparkling wine that was bottled and sealed during the fermentation process (prior to its completion) aided by wild, naturally occurring yeasts (no additives).
The fermentation process produces carbon dioxide, among other things like alcohol and heat, causing bubbles (from the CO2) to get trapped in the bottle. 🍾
Pét-Nat tends to be a lighter, fresher, more fruit-forward, and youthful version of other sparkling wines, especially compared to Champagne. It’s meant to be consumed young.
The bubble intensity of Pét-Nat tends to be less than Champagne, too, resembling more of a sparkling cider or beer, at least to me. 🍻
This wine is a beautiful peach hue, with a delicate haze, and has aromas and flavors of raspberry, strawberry, cherry blossom, wet stone, sourdough, beer, and almond paste. 💕👌👍
It’s dry, refreshing, and lively and offers delicate bubbles. In sum: it’s delish! 😋
@kobalwines Sparkling Pét-Nat Rosé, Blaufränkisch, ABV 13%, Vintage 2019. Thanks to winemaker @bojan_kobal 🙏🙏 — 8 days ago
Ok...80 degrees first week of May... Hanging at the MI lake house... sounds like rose time to me. Beautiful full blown dark red rose... no wimpy French limp pink rose here. Real weight, dark notes of Cherry and BlackBerry...plenty of fruit plenty of acidity. Wine has a touch of bitter stem on the long, viscous finish. Great food wine, superb patio sipper, bring on the summer! — 6 days ago
This pink wine’s nose is laden with ripe, red fruit - cherries, strawberries - and a touch of citrus - lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit. There is also an herbal note, a sort of greenness than leans into minerality. The palate brings the red fruit first, followed by the citrus. The acidity is great, and the mouthfeel is quite full. If Negroamaro is the future of Italian rosé, bring it on. — 7 days ago
Very light red/ pinkish in color with light intensity and a neon hue.
Strong nose of raspberries, light cherries, citrus, light barnyard, lemons, spices, light herbs and white pepper.
Full bodied, creamy and smooth, with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light earth, lemons, pears, ginger and black pepper.
Long finish with tangy lemons.
This is a delicious Rosé from Napa Valley. Smooth and elegant with such a pretty color. Interesting and engaging.
Nicely balanced with a great mouthfeel. Rich with nice complexity.
Fruit forward and tastes like a very light red. Interesting stuff.
A nice sipping wine. Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. Paired beautifully with the prosciutto.
A blend of Syrah, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Aged in neutral French Oak barrels for 6 months. A small production of only 2,892 bottles. This is bottle number 2,469.
14.4% alcohol by volume.
$42. — 5 days ago
What more is there to really say about the Marc Hebrart range of grower champagnes? Beautiful, beautiful wines and always so much fun. The fun continues here.
A delicate light pink color with a constant stream of fine bubbles. Smells of summer. That memory with the pretty girl on the beach, that’s what you get here. Cranberries and wild strawberries mingle with herbs and chalk. Loads of minerals and a bit of honeysuckle. Toast, cherries, and really pretty orchard fruits.
Balance and precision. That’s exactly what you will find here. 55% Chardonnay and 45% Pinot Noir from Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ with 6.5% of the Pinot vinified as still red wine in neutral oak. Such striking depth and sleekness. Those summer berries dominate the palate but always maintains focus. Subtle herbs and spices with such purity of fruit. Really beautiful. — 6 days ago
So tight even after 6 hours of air. Really singular. Not much in common with its Provençal brethren (sistren?). Cranberry, rose petals, cherry heering. Massive tannins, little discernible heat. Angular. Attenuated nose. Hold for now, but if you must drink, decant the day before. Fun wine to geek out on. — a day ago
Pale pinkish orange with delicate vivacious bubbles. Smells of summer. Aromas of raspberries and orange peel initially with more floral notes. Bruised strawberries, smoke, and crushed herbs. Energetic is the word of the day here. This packs much power and liveliness into the glass. The vinous nature is striking and the 12% of still red wine certainly has its say.
Predominantly Pinot Noir with 25% of Chardonnay from Grand Cru terroir in Aÿ. Graceful, yet intense there’s a sense of heft and substance here. Also a sense of freshness. The palate follows the nose with more pronounced red berries and soft floral notes. Spices, mint, and toasted bread. A beautiful rosé perfect for this time of year from an excellent grower house. — 3 days ago
Lovely, complex, strawberry-rhubarb richer-style rosé from 55+ year old Montepulciano vines in Abruzzo. High acid, tannins (even from just 20 minute maceration), and big fruit make this a great food pairing wine. For us, it was Sicilian-style seafood risotto; a lighter white may have wilted. Tavel fans will find a new home here. — a day ago
73/13/7/5/2 blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Monastrell, Graciano and Piquepoul Blanc. Pink to red rose petal in color (it’s not just the artwork) light cherry aroma, Good tangerine-cherry-white pepper flavor consistent with two main red varietals here. Not quite bone dry but close. Nice acidity and mineral finish. Muted flavors overall but a fine wine for sipping on a hot day. Paired so well with a Bianco Verde pizza al fresco last week at Pizzeria Bianco that I went out and bought a bottle. — 5 days ago
Pale pink orange; medium intensity aromas of yellow apple, intense yellow pear, apricot, firm peach, apple blossom; dry, medium plus acid, low alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, yellow pear flavors dominate, very lovely — 17 hours ago