The perfect pack of fun skin contact wines best drunk with friends at the park, beach or your next BBQ. C'mon and live it up!
Mallaluka Sauvignon Blanc Pet Nat 2020
This is a good vibe. Sam Leyshon doesn't always do a pet nat but when he does, it's waaaay good. Thanks Sam. This is a bolder, savoury style, lots of nutty-salty characters, texture, a good deal of creamy fizz, mousse-like texture and a starburst of lemony tang through all of it. Refreshing and intriguing at once. Proper stuff. It's delicious.
Blood Moon Wines Peau de Lune Chardonnay 2020
From Sunbury and sees around a month of skin contact in varying ways (carbonic and direct soak).
They said ‘road to Jura’ and I can see echoes of the sea spray, lemony, green apple, salted nut things of Jura, but...it’s more skinsy, edgy and orange. Slurpy texture with a bite of green herb and sour tang, some creaminess for sure, green melon and the sour-sweetness of pawpaw. I really like it. It’s got lots of flavour, great freshness and delivers an ‘experience’ with drinkability on its side. - The Wine Front
Sabrina by Sally Rainbows 2020
Vineyard is Rosnay out in Canowindra, organic since inception. Fertile ground, increasingly, for New South Wales natural winemakers. Stomped on and had 24 hours skin contact, off to press, hung out in old barrel.
Savoury, nutty, saline, mandarin juice, bright acidity, light nougat characters. Rolls around the palate nicely, some ferrous characters in the mix. Yeasty as all get out but as it opens it finishes vibrant and perky clean. Has a lot of interest here. Wild-edged, unashamedly, and as per the intent of winemaker to be expressive. - The Wine Front
Doom Juice X Sindy Sinn Rose 2020
It’s 60% sauvignon blanc and 40% pinot noir, with the sauvignon blanc skins sitting on top of the pinot for a few days. From Marlborough, New Zealand. Sustainably farmed, naturally fermented, no filtering or fining. The most smashable rose on the planet, this week at least. - The Wine Front
Just Enough Wines Present Tense 2020
Bobby Fishel makes this wine with a rather interesting method. He takes biodynamic chardonnay from McLaren Vale, carbonically ferments it and then presses the wine through grenache and red muscat skins! Its aged in old barrels before bottling and is a high-stepping kinda wine. Its all about soft peach and red flowers, with a super zingy finish.
Eureka Pooley Little Frances Pet Nat 2018
Erin Pooley is an Australian winemaker who went to live in the US of A for a while. She worked in various amazing places, but gravitated to making wine in California. Good story, good human. Anyway, her range of wines under the Little Frances label focussed a lot on semillon, a link to Erin's love of Hunter semillon. Long story short, she's come back to Australia for a while and brought with her her amazing range of Cali wines. Lucky us. This pet nat is wild - savoury, salty, nutty, bready, with licks of dried and fresh citrus, good green apple juice tang and a lick of bitter herbs. It's frothy and fizzy and delicious and fun. It's made from chenin blanc and dosed up with a splash of semillon. Go forth!