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2020 Heidi Schrock and Sohne Pinot Blanc Petillant Naturel

Regular price $32.98

(Weissburgunder Bissi Fizzy)  The Pet Nat is dry with supple, edginess and gorgeous nuance.   Soft white stone fruit with pronounced minerality amid notes of golden apple and a fun fizz.   Refreshing.

What is Pet Nat?

Pétillant-Naturel (natural sparkling) is a catch-all term for practically any sparkling wine made in the méthode ancestrale, meaning the wine is bottled before primary fermentation is finished, without the addition of secondary yeasts or sugars.   What this means is that fermenting juice is bottled while it is still fermenting, i.e. while the yeast is still consuming the grape sugars in the juice. This results in the fermentation then continuing inside the bottle; trapping CO2 in the process, which is given off by the yeast. The resulting wine therefore has bubbles in it.

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Heidi has been walking on this path since 1983, which makes her a visionary and a pioneer in the contemporary Austria wine scene. In doing so she shaped the current image of the new wine maker – quality-conscious, international, looking forward.

Excitement, patience, trusts, respect, skills and connectedness to the land, on which wine has been cultivated by her ancestors for 300 years – those are key elements for her success. She revived the Furmint – an old Hungarian grape variety – and specialties such as the Ruster Ausbruch, whose revival is of high importance to her, constitute her status in the demanding world of wine lovers.

Robert Parker, publisher of Wine Advocate, rates her wines exceptionally high and Falstaff elected her wine maker of the year in 2003. Heidi Schröck shares a strong bond with her wines. Producer and product have a reciprocal relationship and give each other a distinct identity. The product is characterized not only by its quality, but also by its uniqueness. A good relationship with customers and engagement with those who value her wine are important factors of Heidi‘ work and attitude towards life. Careful work in the vineyard is of highest priority for the wine maker. It is not only the beginning of creation for her, but also an encounter with nature’s power and potential – as well as personal limits.

Shipping Policy

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  • Unless your delivery address is on the West Coast, we strongly discourage you from selecting “Ground Service” as your shipping method. During the winter and summer months, weather conditions (temperature) and longer delivery times can often result in the spoilage of your order. It doesn’t make sense to invest in fine wines and then take the chance of ruining them due environmental factors during transit (faster and safer delivery generally isn’t much more expensive). We don’t make an additional profit on accelerated delivery, but we frequently recommend faster shipping options to our customers outside the West Coast.
  • You must be 21 years of age to order or receive alcoholic beverages.  Any shipments containing alcoholic beverages are sent with an “Adult Signature Required” sticker, and the common carrier that delivers our merchandise is required to ask and check for identification upon delivery. This means that an adult will have to be present at the time of delivery.  Please consider shipping to an office address.
  • During periods of extreme weather, we attempt to ship wines at the beginning of each week in order to get shipments to you before the weekend. This is because we have no control over the temperature conditions at our freight carriers’ warehouses. The result may be that your shipment doesn’t go out the day that you place an order.
  • We ship by Fedex or Fedex Ground. Our prices include packaging materials. Insurance may be available for an additional charge.
  • Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. will arrange for shipment on behalf of the buyer, to an address specified by the buyer, provided that Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. in its sole judgment believes that such shipment will not subject Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. to the risk of any sort of legal action or other harm. If a buyer lives in a state where the direct shipment of wine by Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. violates the law, we suggest that the buyer provide an alternative address in another state or have their wine shipped to a third-party storage facility in a direct shipping-friendly state.
  • Various states impose limitations on the quantity of alcoholic beverages that may be purchased and brought into their jurisdiction by a purchaser from another state without requiring the purchaser, a seller or shipper to possess certain licenses or permits. Vintage Wine Merchants, Inc. does not, as a condition of sale, assume any obligation nor bear any responsibility whatsoever for applying or obtaining any permits or licenses. Therefore, we recommend that you investigate the possibility of such limitations, and determine the manner in which alcoholic beverages shall be brought into your state from California, so as to comply with all of your state’s requirements.
  • Wine shipping rules in the United States are controlled by the state you live in. We do not ship wine to the following states at this time:
    • Alabama
    • Arkansas
    • Delaware
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Massachusetts
    • Mississippi
    • Montana
    • New York
    • Oklahoma
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Dakota
    • Utah


Please inquire about international shipping.

Vintage Wine Merchants
377 Santana Row, Suite 1135
San Jose, CA 95128
408-260-1115

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