Pét Nat Volume 4 2018 — White Blend
A Wine That
… won't taste like any sparkling wine you've had before. This blends the notion of pét-nat and orange wine into a single refreshing bottle. This is a magic trick kinda wine - a wine you want to pull out from beneath the table at a dinner party to make everyone gasp and cheer. It tastes like honey, dried apricots and chamomile, with a certain density and crunch to the structure. It's also the ideal sparkling wine for food - textural and not overpowering, this is a fish dish's best friend.
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- Winemaker: Fuchs und Hase
Where and How?
This is a collaboration between Stefanie and Alwin Jurtschitsch and Anna and Martin Arndorfer. Both were inspired and excited by the notion of making natural sparkling wines, so joined forces to do so together. Since 2014, they have produced several editions each year from their organic vineyards.
This is skin-fermented Müller Thurgau, Grüner Veltliner, Gelber Mukateller. It was bottled while still fermenting naturally, unfined, unfiltered, without sulphur, and left to finish their fermentation in bottle - creating bubbles.
"In 2012, when we were making a Gruner Brut Nature, Stefanie went to the barrel during fermentation and just bottled I rethink 300 bottles, during fermentation, and closed them with a crown crap - just to see if the natural first fermentation would succeed in the bottle. It was one of hundreds of trials, we have a room for trials that’s filled with bottles! We put it there and there was too much to do, so we never checked them. Two years later, I really needed to get away from Austria - it can be a bit narrow at times - I needed some inspiration. So, I called my friend James Erskine in the Adelaide Hills and asked him, Hey, I want to buy a ticket and come to you to help for the harvest.” He said sure thing, and so a week later I was in the Adelaide Hills and harvest started. One day, he said we need to bottle pét-nat. I was like… okay, interesting. Tell me more. I had honestly never heard of pét-nat before! I rang Stefanie and said, hey, guess what we did today? We did petnat! Stephanie had also never heard about it, but we realised - this is the same thing we did two years ago. So, I asked her to go and find one of those bottles and to open it."
- Alwin Jurtschitsch