2016 VDF 'Altérité'
Certified biodynamic. A pet-nat made from Cabernet-Sauvignon. Direct press, slow fermentation in tank, completed in bottle. Very limited - only 60 bottles allocated for Australia. Zero SO2.
Much lighter this year, so pretty. Strawberries and heaven. Very fresh limestone influence. Maybe some watermelon too. God damn, this is one of the best pet-nats I have tasted – almost like a rose champagne, except the bubbles aren’t as fine. Long and fresh in the mouth, super crisp. Just the right amount of acidity, and it is dry. The sweetness of fruit is very restrained, this is perfectly balanced. Long and fresh, more watermelon and strawberries on the palate. The acidity carries it along nicely - this is seriously superb.