You know the ins and outs of sparkling wine like nobody’s business…but have you really tried it all? It turns out, pétillant-naturel is the sparkler you haven’t heard of…yet. Here’s why it deserves a spot on your to-drink list.
Pétillant-naturel, or “pét-nat,” is actually nothing new: It’s even older than Champagne. It’s also made differently. Pétillant-naturel
What’s more, pétillant-naturel comes in all sorts of varieties, from reds to whites (and yes, rosés). And because they’re fermented in the bottle, winemakers have less control over the final result, and almost no two wines are alike. The style is typically thought of as Champagne’s earthier, more experimental cousin. Read: It’s totally fine to pop a bottle on at a barbecue…or on a Tuesday.
The best way to get your hands on a bottle? Head to your local wine store and ask for a “pét-nat,” then thank us later.