This time I got my mum and sister-in-law to help me write a tasting note on this sample I kindly received from Good Pair Days (thank you!).
I love hearing what others think of wines – everyone’s opinions are valid and it’s so interesting to hear what people pick up and if the wine agrees with their palate or not.
I’ve actually sipped this Irvine ‘The Baroness’ Pét Nat sparkling beauty before. It’s made from Petit Meslier (a lost Champagne variety) and Chardonnay from South Australia’s Eden Valley.
Pét Nat stands for Pétillant Naturel which means it’s made in the traditional sparkling wine method however it’s left on yeast lees which makes it cloudy in the glass. It’s also light and much more raw. Think freshly squeezed apple juice.
So what did we think?
It’s a cloudy pale lemon shade in the glass with plentiful bubbles streaming up to the top of the glass. The nose evokes thoughts of fresh bread, lemon and apples. While in the mouth it has a bursting vivaciousness to it. It’s incredibly dry and refreshing with lemon and grapefruit zest coming through in particular.
This wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!