Matic Wines Mea Pet Nat
Regular price $22.00
Winemaker: Matija Žerjav
Appellation: Štajerska, Slovenia
Grape Varieties: Šipon
Petillant Naturel, or “Pet Nat,” is a natural sparkling wine. The wine is fermented in the bottle with the use of natural yeasts. This “new style” of winemaking is actually one of the most ancient wine making methods known. All of the delicious notes from Šipon are present, however since the wine has undergone fermentation in the bottle, you’ll taste a little of the remaining yeasts and sugars. Flavors like citrus and fruit come first and hidden are notes of bread, cookies, and sometimes even beer-like flavors are present. As each bottle is individually dosed and fermented, no two bottles will be the exactly the same. Cloudy, murky, and totally delicious this is a real treat! Matic describes this wine as “one funky piece of winemaking!” Chill this wine and get ready for bubbles! This will pair with many different flavors- let your palate and mind run wild! This wine is really where Matic let loose! His personality is all over this wine- a little funky, quite humorous, and when you dig deep enough, dead serious.
Coming from the predominantly white wine region of Štajerska, the extreme northeastern portion of Slovenia (near the borders with Austia and Hungary), MATIC WINES is Matija Žerjav, known simply as Matic to his friends and family. Matic chooses to farm his 9 hectares of land using all organic and biodynamic methods. He prefers these methods less because of the fashion of natural and organic winemaking and more because he firmly believes this is how wine should be made. He wants his children to be able to play in the vineyard and someday, should they choose, he would be happy to see them follow in his footsteps and farm the same land, hills, and valleys which he farms.
Matic is a young, motivated, and thoughtful winemaker. He is part of a younger generation of winemakers not satisfied with the status-quo. While he understands and respects the history and methods passed down from his grandfather, he is also not afraid to take chances and think outside the box. In a region known for their steely fresh white wines, Matic thought to produce a single barrels each of Chardonnay, Laški Rizling, and Riesling. His work paid off as those wines sold out very quickly. He’s also begun experimenting with skin-contact wines and aging wines in clay amphora rather than the traditional steel or wood. We’re excited to see where this ideas lead him.
But Matic also produces a beautiful line of floral yet crisp white wines, his Classic Line of wines. He produces a beautifully succulent and grassy Sauvignon Blanc. This wine falls on the opposite side of the spectrum from the intense citrus bombs of New Zealand. Additionally, he has focused on wine varieties native to the area, such as: Kerner, Šipon (also known in Hungary as Furmint) and Pinot Gris.