Monceau Pét Nat Kombucha (330ml)
✓ Naturally sparkling, naturally low in sugar
✓ Local and organic ingredients
✓ A low-alcohol alternative to wine and beer
✓ FREE shipping anywhere in Australia
Monceau is a low-alcohol alternative to wine, born out of a passion for low intervention, natural ferments. It elevates the flavour profile of kombucha to the level of natural wine, craft beer and cider, creating a sophisticated, complex drinking experience. With alcohol levels slightly above 1%, Monceau Pét Nat Kombucha is the kind of drink you want to share with friends and family over dinner.
Utilising an ancestral method borrowed from pétillant naturel winemaking, Monceau undergoes two fermentations. The second fermentation, in-bottle, creates natural carbonation and ever-evolving flavour profiles.
Monceau Pét Nat Blood Orange is brewed with blood oranges from the South Australian Riverland, yielding floral, aromatic notes and a spritzy balance of sour and sweet.
Monceau Pét Nat Fuji Apple uses Fuji apples from West Gippsland in Victoria. They have milder tannin and acidity levels, with a healthy sweetness that drives fermentation.
Monceau Pét Nat Pear uses a blend of pears from the West Gippsland region in Victoria. It is crisp and dry, with a delicate and refined palate reminiscent of a sparkling white.
Available in four styles
Our Blood Orange Kombucha is brewed with blood oranges from the South Australian Riverland, yielding floral, aromatic notes and a spritzy balance of sour and sweet.
Our Fuji Apple Kombucha uses Fuji apples from West Gippsland in Victoria. They have milder tannin and acidity levels, with a healthy sweetness that drives fermentation.
Our Pear Kombucha uses a blend of pears from the West Gippsland region in Victoria. It is crisp and dry, with a delicate and refined palate reminiscent of a sparkling white.
Our newest style, Mandarin Kombucha is made with fruit from sunny QLD. It’s puckish, bright, and surprisingly dry, with hints of vanilla and woody spices.
Is kombucha gluten free?
Monceau is completely gluten free! To all our coeliac, gluten-intolerant and gluten-sensitive friends: we see you, and are here for you. (And your sensitive guts.)
How is Monceau like a non-alcoholic wine?
We make Monceau by utilising an ancestral method borrowed from pétillant naturel winemaking. Monceau undergoes two different fermentations. The first, similar to that of kombucha, results in the super low levels of alcohol. The second fermentation, in-bottle, boosts that alcohol content slightly and creates natural carbonation in the same way as your classic pét nat.
We’re slightly different to a non-alcoholic wine in that we don’t remove any of the alcohol that is created throughout the brewing process, instead our methods result in products that are naturally low in alcohol.
Is Monceau an organic kombucha?
Monceau is made with organic ingredients, such as the tea used in our natural fermentation process. Check out our blog post for more info on all things organic.
What does kombucha taste like?
Kombucha, generally, has a very unique taste. It can be sour, sweet, fruity or floral. When it comes to Monceau, the flavour profile is a lot more subtle than your regular kombucha, but it all boils down to what flavour we’re talking about! Our Blood Orange has floral, aromatic notes and a spritzy balance of sour and sweet. The apples we use have milder tannin and acidity levels, making Fuji Apple the sweetest of the bunch. Pear Monceau is the most reminiscent of a sparkling white wine; it’s delicate, crisp and dry.
What is your kombucha recipe?
Making kombucha is no simple task. It’s a complex fermentation process with many possible outcomes and no one correct process. It takes a lot of care, time and effort to find that right balance of sweet, tart and fruity flavours we find in Monceau.
At the heart of every kombucha is its SCOBY, or, symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast (This might not sound so lovely, but think of it like a pug: lovably ugly). Every kombucha has its own SCOBY and we’ve developed a really specific SCOBY that has in part led to the Monceau we know and love.
Once the SCOBY is procured, it is combined with our organic black tea and left alone for that all important first natural fermentation process. We then add pure fruit juice to that base, made from locally grown fruit from the West Gippsland and South Australian Riverland regions. This is where the flavours of Monceau really come to life and it becomes naturally sparkling.
Is Monceau kombucha sugar-free?
Monceau is not completely sugar-free, although it is naturally very low in sugar. During our natural fermentation process, the kombucha culture consumes most of the sugar from the sugar-rich fruit juices we add. Also, and very importantly, we don’t add any extra sugar or artificial sweeteners to Monceau. The subtle sweetness of Monceau is au naturel.
Is Monceau kombucha keto?
As mentioned in the previous question, the fermentation process removes most of the sugar and carbs that occur naturally in the fruit juices we use. Many people choose a certain level of sugar and carbs when following a ketosis diet.The fact that we don’t use any artificial sweeteners or added sugars means that Monceau might be under the sugar and carb limit set for your own particular diet. Be sure to check the nutrition info carefully to ensure that you can make an informed decision for yourself.
Does kombucha have caffeine in it?
Given that kombucha has fermented black tea as a base, there is still some residual caffeine leftover from the black tea we use. Whilst most of the caffeine is broken down during fermentation, there are still very low levels of the tea’s original levels of caffeine left.
What are the health benefits of kombucha?
There are a few things people point to when they are talking about the health benefits of kombucha, some with more scientific backing than others. The effects of antioxidants and acetic acids are particularly notable when it comes to raw kombucha like Monceau. We’ve gone into more detail over on our blog post about raw kombucha, so head there for some more info!
Is it safe to drink kombucha during pregnancy?
Monceau’s a fermented beverage with live cultures that aren’t subject to any heat treatment, along with an ultra-low amount of residual alcohol from the natural brewing process. It’s always a good idea to talk to your doctor about any health-related practices while you’re pregnant, such as choosing whether to drink live fermented drinks like Monceau. We’ve heard from people who love it as an alternative to drinks like wine while pregnant, and others who like to steer clear of fermented drinks during that time.
Is Monceau kombucha safe for recovering alcoholics?
We’d recommend you consult with your sponsor and doctor about ultra-low-alcoholic drinks. Some recovering alcoholics find drinks like Monceau useful and beneficial, while others choose to avoid drinks with even trace amounts of alcohol in them because of their approach to recovery. We clearly mark Monceau with 1.1% ABV so that anyone who has a particular practice or concern with alcohol can make an informed decision.
How is Monceau shipped? How long will it take to arrive?
For orders purchased online, we ship Monceau through Australia Post and we work hard at our brewery to send out orders almost every day! From the moment it’s shipped, you’ll receive a tracking number to follow your order, until it arrives at your door. Shipping time does depend on where you live: for instance, orders in Metro Melbourne will usually be the quickest. Your order will usually be with you within the week.
Does Monceau need to stay refrigerated?
While Monceau is happy enough outside (especially in winter), for longer periods it’s best stored in the fridge. Monceau is unpasteurised, and still very much alive, so a few days in a warm environment can restart the fermentation. It’s nothing to worry about: It’ll just get a touch fizzier and drier in flavour profile. Many people (some of our team members even) prefer it!
Hands down best Kombucha EVER!
Love the pear and apple! Mix it with a little elderflower syrup, bruised mint and fresh lime to lift it to a new level!
Truly my favourite drink
Crisp! Dry! The perfect amount of fizz! Much prefer an apple Monceau over an alcoholic cider
Very delicious and not too sweet. :)
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