Greystone Organic Waipara Valley Pétillant Naturel 2021 $47.99

Paired with: Baked stuffed apples by Annabel Langbein in CANVAS in the NZ Herald June 24th 2023

Crafted in the ancient method of bottling wine unfined, unfiltered and before the primary ferment of a riesling base has had a chance to finish, it’s an apple-laced, feijoa and lemon-layered lovely that’s easily one of the best pet nat’s I’ve tried in ages. It’s been out for a while and that extra time in bottle has added maturity and personality. Bright, energetic and seriously frothy (warning – open this over the sink -just sayin’) winemaker Dom Maxwell has created a deliciously dry fizz that’s just the bizz with these baked apples.