The second rule of Pet-Nat club is quite similar to the first rule: it needs to be fizzy. Really fizzily fizzy. Our take on this rustic, farmhouse answer to those snobs over Champagne way is nothing if not fizz laden, glittering with a tight bead and topped with a sea-foam mousse. With all of the hallmarks of a refined blanc de blanc – bone dry, scrumptiously yeasty, and the tart-and-cream flavours of custard apple or key lime pie – but without the fussiness of méthode champenoise, this is the perfect aperitif for dinner guests ranging from paupers to princes. All of the delectable, none of the dainty.
100% Basket Range Chardonnay. Whole-bunch pressed to concrete ‘egg’ fermenter. Fermented until nearly dry.