Village Vineyards “Snake Bite” Pet-Nat

This wine was named at the time of disgorging because of its unruly nature and the label is really cool. It is a pretty different and "out there" wine but at the same time, this style is here to stay so reach outside your comfort zone and try it!

Pet-Nat is short for Petillant Naturel which essentially means that the primary fermentation has been completed in the bottle and therefore the wine is slightly fizzy. This is also known as Methode Ancestrale which is different to Methode Traditionnelle which is used in Champagne where yeasts and sugars are added to the wine after primary ferment and then a secondary ferment occurs in the bottle. Snake Bite is made using Syrah grapes that were left on skins for only 4 days before pressing. No additives are added to this wine which I guess accounts for the unruly nature. Very cool label artwork by Abbey Merson. A fun wine, not to be taken too seriously.

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About This Wine

Country
NZ
Region
Hawke’s Bay
Type
Sparkling
Farming
organic conversion
Closure
crown cap
Alcohol
11.2%
Pairing
lunch time aperitif