'Pét-nat': a special bubble


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email

The sparkling wine: Originally considered a failed project, today a festive and popular drink. Did you know that these bubbles are not always added afterwards, but can also be created by natural fermentation? This method is also called 'pétilant naturel' or 'pét-nat' by natural wine brewers. In this method, the brewers bottle the wine before the first fermentation is complete, so that the carbon dioxide from the sugars in the grapes creates a fine bubble. But this natural bubble does not just arise: a refined and uncertain process of timing, intoxicating gases and seasonal changes is at the basis. 

In our range we offer more than 20 bottles (cider and poiré) made according to the 'Methode Traditionnelle' (also called the champagne method) and at least 50 bottles made according to the 'Methode Ancestrale' (Pet-Nat). Today, almost all artisanal cider farmers in France work in this way, and the method is gaining traction in England as well. The result: delicious sparkling wines for a friendly price.

Cook and historian Hilary Aker wrote a nice and informative article about it in the FD Personal magazine, which we are happy to share with you (click on the image to enlarge).

More news and blogs


Calvados: magic with apples

Rezha Baktali writes a nice article about Calvados in De Telegraaf of January 12, 2022. She travels to Normandy to learn more about the special drink. And that goes well: 'For me it will be a glass of calvados this year!' Read the whole article here and see which delicious

Read more >
The Wine Petite

Aosta valley ciders: a rediscovery of an old tradition

With Christmas around the corner we all feel a bit more festive. And with this joyful feeling, what we think about in regards to drinking are spicy, rich beverages that can cope with cold wintery weather. So no better occasion than this one to introduce you to one of my

Read more >

Recipe for the Holidays: Mulled Cider

Put your homemade festive drinks on the table this winter! Mulled Cider is a hot drink that tastes and smells delicious. Heartwarming and deliciously spicy. With our do-it-yourself package you can serve the perfect drink for the holidays in no time. Read the recipe here and view our mulled cider package.  

Read more >