Marri Wood Park Bratty Nat (Pétillant-Naturel) Margaret River

Marri Wood Park Bratty Nat - Petillant Naturel - Margaret RiverMy first sip of wine on my recent trip to Perth was this Bratty Nat Pét Nat from Marri Wood Park. Pét Nat aka Pétillant-Naturel describes the method for making this type of sparkling wine, it’s more rustic than making a bottle of champagne for example. You’ll typically find these bottles of bubbles are cloudy, unfiltered and capped with a crown seal (like a beer bottle cap). They are very trendy at the moment, especially in WA I’ve noticed. Continue reading

Arlewood 2015 La Bratta Bianco

Arlewood 2015 La Bratta BiancoArlewood Wines are located in Margaret River and I’ve been lucky enough to try a few of their wines and really enjoyed them. These guys started up shop in 1984 and are also known for their sheep farming.

This 2015 La Bratta Bianco is part of the Vino Bambino portfolio and I couldn’t wait to try the sample they sent me. It’s made from mainly Sauvignon Blanc (79%) with a hint of Semillon (16%) and a splash of Chardonnay (5%). French oak and extended time on the yeast lees were part of the making of this wine. Continue reading