Purveyors of fine grape juice

Pétillant Naturel

Let's talk about Pet Nat. Champagne's unpredictable step daughter. The grapes are pressed into juice just like normal, but as the wine is fermenting (converting sugar into alcohol) it's bottled before fermentation finishes... So it keeps fermenting in the bottle. This converts the remaining sugar into alcohol and creates carbon dioxide, or as you may know it - bubbles. There is often a bit of residual sweetness too. The important thing to remember though is nothing is more smashable. We have a few Pet'Nats in the store, check them out in our sparkling section.