This Pet Nat uses the ancestral method, a single fermention finished in bottle, to create a light and elegant espumante, expressing all that is great about the Alvarinho grape. Bright stone fruit and tropical notes, with leesy minerality, and a fine mousse.
It can be drunk alone, as an appetizer for a conversation between friends, in a late afternoon in a bar.
"I love Albarino and this fresh, sparkling take on the grape is a delight. You'd expect no less though from Soalheiro, who continue to push what this varietal can do and always with a focus on precise, ripe flavour."
Looking at the sky is the oldest tool in winemaking. Soalheiro's Alvarinho Pet Nat is a sparkling wine inspired in the ancestral method, a wine with natural movement. The vinification process, uses little intervention, at the end of alcoholic fermentation, when the wine has about 20 g of residual sugar, it is bottled, where the remaining sugars ferment and gain the typical bubbles of sparkling wine. Innovation has led Soalheiro to wines that in the past seemed unlikely to experiment with the Alvarinho grape variety. Their Pet Nat confirms the variety’s versatility and has delivered a light and youthful sparkling wine.