Tim Ward has always been a big fan of Riesling and in particular the wines from Ruggabellus in the Eden Valley. So it was only a matter of time until he started making wine there and obviously it had to be sparkling as well. Picked a bit later than his 2016, but it only benefits from the extra flavour ripeness. A little bit of skin contact gives this pet nat a little bit of grip on the palate. But it is the nose that draws you in, with aromas of fresh and baked apples, with a hint of lemon peel and brioche in the background. Absolutely clean, precise and delicious.