Pet-Nat, short for Petillant Naturel, is a traditional method of making sparkling wine that predates the more commonly used methode champenoise. This ancient method utilizes the natural fermentation process that occurs in the bottle to create bubbles, rather than a secondary fermentation process like in traditional sparkling wine production. This method was used for centuries before the invention of modern wine production techniques.
Traynor Family Vineyard is a pioneer in the Canadian natural wine scene and was among the first Canadian wineries to begin producing Pet-Nat wines. Our wines are hand bottled at the very end of fermentation and allowed to carbonate the wine utilizing natural grape sugars. This results in a wine that is more unpredictable and rustic than traditional sparkling wines, but also more unique and exciting.
In this Intro to Pet-Nat box, you will find a selection of five sparkling wines made in the Petillant Naturel style. Each wine is unique and offers a different experience for the palate. From the Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb Clarete, a blend of skin-fermented Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc to the Rose Pet-Nat made from Gamay Noir, this package is an excellent way to try a selection of different and unique wine styles.
1 bottle of Ch-Ch-Ch-Cherry Bomb Clarete: A blend of skin-fermented Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Discover more about this wine by visiting its product page here.
1 bottle of Green Meanie: A low-alcohol Vidal Pet-Nat, inspired by vinho verde. Learn more about this wine by visiting its product page here.
1 bottle of Hot Rocket: A Gamay Noir/Baco Noir blend that made a delightful low-alcohol Pet-Nat inspired by the Lambrusco style of sparkling Italian wine. Visit its product page here for more information.
1 bottle of White Pet-Nat: A 50/50 blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Aromatic, fruity and fun. This was our original Pet-Nat and it is a classic. Visit its product page here for more information.
1 bottle of Red Pet-Nat: A blend of Gamay Noir and Vidal Blanc, this Pet-Nat has plenty of red fruit flavour and a nice acidic backbone from the Vidal. Visit its product page here for more information.
1 bottle of Rose Pet-Nat: Made from Gamay Noir, this rose Pet-Nat is full of berry fruit and is a blast to drink. Visit its product page here for more information.
Order this Intro to Pet-Nat box today and experience the unique and exciting world of Petillant Natural Style wines.