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Discover the elegant and dynamic wines of Arila Gardens, from the Moppa sub-region of the Barossa. The Clay family took ownership of the vineyards just a few years ago in 2018. Adam Clay previously worked as part of the Penfolds red winemaking team and the fruit from these and neighbouring vineyards have featured in the Barossa’s most exclusive wines, including Penfolds (Grange, Special Bins), Peter Lehmann’s (Masterton) and Torbreck (Runrig).
Short for pétillant naturel (French for “naturally sparkling”), pet nat wines are made using the ancestral method, which is one of the first ways that sparkling wines were produced. Usually dry and lighter on the fizz, this method involves bottling before first fermentation has finished, which allows the process to complete in the bottle.
The tank method is a less expensive and less time-consuming method of producing sparkling wine, where the second fermentation takes place in a pressurised tank, rather than in the bottle. It’s a much better process for making bubbles in the style of Prosecco and Asti, which are all about freshness and aromatic intensity.
If you see the words Méthode Traditionelle on a bottle of bubbles, then it has been crafted using the methods originally developed in the Champagne region of France and now adopted worldwide. Including sparkling wine from Australia, Cava from Spain and Cremant from other French regions. The wine is pressed, fermented, blended (if it is a non-vintage wine) and then fermented again in the bottle. Fun fact: it is said that the French monk Dom Pérignon invented the process.
Sparkling wine is now enjoyed for all occasions, whether you fancy a fun and flirty rose, more refined vintage-specific styles, or for when the occasion calls for it - champagne.
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