Tsarev Brod Pet Nat, a sparkling wine made by using an ancient technique dating back to France long before they ever made Champagne. Short for Pétillant Naturel, Pét-Nat is a spritzy wine produced in the méthode ancestral, bottling the wine before it completes its first fermentation. This allows carbon dioxide (read: bubbles) production by the natural sugar in the grapes.
Pét-Nat’s tend to be lower in alcohol, fizzier, and often sweet—though some can be dry. Finding a Pét-Nat ten years ago would have been challenging. Today they are becoming trendy, tagging onto the natural wine movement. Most Pét-Nats are hazy and still contain the dead yeast in the bottle. Whereas in traditional champagnes, the yeast is discouraged.
The WINE: Sexy pale apricot color with fine perlage. Aromas dominated by soft yellow fruits and lemon. Medium body with delicate notes od ripe apple, very fine perlage and nice refreshing finish.