AVANI AMRIT SPARKLING ROSÉ 2020
SIZZLE GRANITA POP
LEFT OF CENTRE / 750ML
A refreshing Pet Nat, brimming with blood orange, pomegranate granita and strawberries. Easy peasy fizzy wine.
From the Producer: A pet-nat style sparkling wine made with a blend of pinot noir and chardonnay. Strawberries and red fruits – a sparkling with structure and a long finish.
Avani is a Sanskrit word that means ‘the earth’.
We are a boutique winery and vineyard producing premium cool-climate wines on the Mornington Peninsula. Adopting a minimal intervention approach, we create wines of character which best express their site and growing season.
Minimal intervention winemaking is about reducing extractions and additions throughout the winemaking process. Our wines are made using indigenous yeast ferments, no fining, no filtration and minimal sulphur.
Avani Syrah is our estate wine, made exclusively from grapes grown on our vineyard in Red Hill South. We use no chemicals or pesticides in our vineyard. Our practices focus on soil health, the protection of indigenous microbes and creating an environment of ecological self-sufficiency in our property. This creates low alcohol wines with great texture, intensity, and integration of flavours.
Our Amrit range showcases Mornington Peninsula vineyards in Main Ridge and Shoreham, which use conventional agricultural practices. These wines (Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay) are made in a classic style. We also experiment with new grapes and winemaking approaches in our limited release vintages (skin-contact Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and Sauvignon Blanc).
MAIN RIDGE THE ACRE PINOT NOIR 2019
PARCEL WINES PINOT GRIS 2018
TEXTURAL PEAR POWER
CLASSIC / ORGANIC / 750ML
Organic fruit from the morning star vineyard in Mt Eliza. The wine is whole bunch pressed and then send to oak for fermentation. A rich Gris with stewed pear, subtle spice and lees length.
AVANI AMRIT PINOT GRIS 2020
MORNINGTON PENINSULA, VICTORIA
GENEROUS FORWARD COMPLETE
CLASSIC / MINIMAL / 750ML
Shashi + Devendra make wines rich in personality, complexity and love. The Pinot Gris displays peach, choux pastry and almond meal. It is bottled with a small amount of lees which builds complexity and gives the wine a dynamic edge.
From the producer: We are a boutique winery and vineyard producing premium cool-climate wines on the Mornington Peninsula. Adopting a minimal intervention approach, we create wines of character which best express their site and growing season. Minimal intervention winemaking is about reducing extractions and additions throughout the winemaking process. Our wines are made using indigenous yeast ferments, no fining, no filtration and minimal sulphur.
AVANI AMRIT PINOT NOIR 2019
PETALS VELCRO ROOIBOS
LEFT OF CENTRE / MINIMAL / 750ML
Shashi + Devendra make wines rich in personality, complexity and love. The Pinot Noir sees some whole bunch and a 12-month stint in oak. A beautiful tannic synergy is present, stem, oak and skins. The wine has a grip that softens quickly to rose petals, rooibos and pickled peach. The wine is full of good vibes and is always a pleasure to drink.
POLPERRO CHARDONNAY 2019
SUPPLE LIME SPICE
CLASSIC / ORGANIC PRACTICES / 750ML
Whole bunched pressed to oak with full solids. Citrus forward with toasty oak and baking spices. Fleshy without filling the mouth, a beautiful transect between old school and modern winemaking.
The Chardonnay is grown at the Bassat vineyard, situated on an Easterly facing slope at 190m above sea level, in Red Hill. Mill Hill vineyard, road block, situated on a Northerly facing slope at 270m above sea level, in Red Hill.
Our vineyards are managed without using herbicides or insecticides. Biological, organic, biodynamic and good cultural practices are used maximise quality and longevity of the vineyard sites . In some of our vineyards, we are currently in the process of undertaking organic certification.
The fruit is handpicked between three batches and whole bunched pressed using a gentle champagne press cycle. No enzymes or sulphur are used at the press tray and the juice is oxidatively handled to get rid of oxidative enzymes early on in the wine making process. The wine is left at ambient and transferred to barrel with full solids and minimal sulphur is added.
A subtle complex nose of yellow peach, vanilla bean and honeyed walnut. The palate is inviting and supple, crisp stonefruit and fresh citrus fruit predominate, with layers of dehydrated lemon peel, and mixed baking spices. The wine is gently weighted, with further nutty nuances finishing with a tensile citrus driven acidity.