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Pétillant Naturel

Term (also Pét Nat) for "naturally sparkling" wines. This is an ancient process, which in France is known as the méthode rurale (also known as méthode ancestrale). There are no wine regulations, which means that production can vary. In contrast to sparkling wine or champagne, there is no "real" bottle fermentation (by adding yeast), but a single fermentation in two stages. After a mash fermentation, which is often initiated spontaneously, the unfermented grape must is bottled at around 20 to g/l residual sugar and 5% alcohol by volume.

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