When coming back from working and traveling abroad, the two winemaker couples decided to make Pet Nat like they’ve been drinking in Australia and the US; they started their own company to focus on this historical method of making sparkling wine. I think Stefanie & Alwin Jurtschitsch and Anna & Martin Arndorfer made the right decision. Every year they release different volumes of their Pet Nats from different grapes and vinification methods, but always without any additives and all made with grapes from sustainable farming.
Interestingly, the wine was made with Zweigelt pressed as Rosé and later the skins of Cabernet Sauvignon were added to the fermenting juice. Once there was enough sugar eaten by the yeast, it was filled into bottles and stored to finish fermentation. It got some rest in the bottle and was disgorged, but will still have some yeasty flavors, which makes it a little creamier and even more tasty. It’s a perfect aperitif and also works well with anything sweet.