Pétillant Naturel

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Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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pétillant naturel, lightly sparkling wine that is relatively low in alcohol and usually contains some residual sugar, made by the méthode ancestrale. The style has been enthusiastically embraced by producers of natural wine who have coined the term pet-nat for it. The first aoc created specifically for a style that has become increasingly fashionable in the 21st century was montlouis Pétillant Naturel but a wide range of very varied examples are now made all over the world of wine.