Tuesday, 24 May 2016

“Come quickly, I am drinking the stars but nowadays they call it pét nat"


Writers like to call them things like pre-technological, pet projects, accidental and originating from the Loire, but really all you need to know is this: pét nat is a synonym for breakfast plus you can actually drink it. 

Also maybe helpful to know is pét nat stands for pétillant naturel which is to say bottle-fermented, unfiltered, un-disgorged so, c l o u d y, sparklers which is to say grape juice goes from tank to bottle during its first fermentation, ya stick a plug in it, yeasts eat the grape's residual sugars, fart out alcohol and CO2, CO2 gets trapped by that cap = pressure, and pressure 



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