Region: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills
Country: SA, Australia
100% Chardonnay Pet Nat
Pétillant Naturel is a centuries old method of creating naturally sparkling wines.
Originally known as méthod ancestrale, this simply means the wine is bottled before primary ferment is finished, without the addition of yeasts or sugars, allowing the wine to create its own effervescence.
Brendon Keys (BK Wines) has been refining this whimsical and beautifully natural style of winemaking for almost a decade.
For harvest 2018, Petane winemaker Philip Barber made a vintner’s pilgrimage to learn from his good friend, Brendon on the Basket Range in Australia’s Adelaide Hills. The new (but old) techniques he studied resulted in this handmade, evocative concrete egg fermented Pét-Nat.
Petane wines are crafted by Philip Barber, under the guidance of expert wine maker Anthony Mackenzie. Philip is a second-generation viticulturist whose heritage has led him to believe that outstanding wine begins with outstanding fruit. As such he is dedicated to the entire wine growing process - from the site selection and planting of the vines to the making and finishing of the wine.
They are a certified Sustainable Wine New Zealand (SWNZ) vineyard and and strive to work in harmony with the environment.