FRANK CORNELISSEN SUSUCARU ROSATO 2020
BRIGHT FORCE COMPLETE
LEFT OF CENTRE / ORGANIC / 750ML
A crunchy rose/light red led by lifted rosehip, softening fruit and volcanic polish. The weight of the Susucaru is slightly heavier than a rose, bringing with it a density that slowly unravels over the course of the bottle.
From the Producer: Our rosé is produced with the same philosophy and vinification techniques as all our other wines: skin contact for texture and territorial identity, malolactic fermentation fully finished for density, fluidity and stability. Not only a refreshing summer wine from a blend of Malvasia, Moscadella, Insolia and Nerello Mascalese, as this is a “rosé” which can also be regarded as a light red, like a “Jura” wine, pairing well with a wide variety of dishes.
Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. We, therefore, choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding and imposing ourselves. Consequently, this has taken us to possibly avoiding all treatments on the land we cultivate, whether homeopathic, organic or biodynamic. Accepting and following nature is our guideline as the divine ability to understand the ‘Whole’ was obviously not given to man as we are only a part of this complex and not God himself.
Our estate was established in 2001, when Etna as a wine region was still undiscovered. Our vineyards are located on the Northern valley of the active volcano Etna, in the oriental part of Sicily. The northern valley is considered today Etna’s top area for single-vineyard (contrada) red wines like the “Côtes-de-Nuits” in Burgundy or Piemonte’s “Barolo” area. The surface area of our estate is approximately 24 hectares, of which 13ha are old vines in the classic free standing alberello training system (Gobelet or bush-vine), 9ha of old vines transformed into modern rows with various widths, approximately 2ha of olive growth and the remainder are fruit trees, vegetables and bush. Although Etna has a tradition in high-density plantation of vines, we search to reduce monoculture and have interplanted various local fruit varieties and keep bees to regain a complex ecosystem. The new vineyards are planted without grafts, using a selection of our original, ungrafted vines. The training system used is the alberello. Buckwheat is used for rebalancing soils low on organic material without recourse to industrial compost, especially important when preparing land for a new vineyard plantation. We avoid soil-tilling as much as possible, although this depends on the vintage and the quantity of water over the winter (recovering of the vines after the production cycle). Our goal is to avoid all treatments whatsoever in the vineyard, orchard and surroundings, in which we succeeded even in difficult vintages such as 2004 and 2005. Unfortunately, there will always be the vintages where treatments with copper sulphate and sulphur are necessary to avoid vines from dying like 2013 and 2015.
Our products are the result of this philosophy and our hands and team. Wines and olive oils which reflect ultimate territorial identity and mineral depth carry the name Magma® and MunJebel®. These are single contrada (cru) and vintage wines and olive oils from various superb terroirs between 600-1.000 metres altitude. Magma Rosso is our “Grand Vin”, produced from only Nerello Mascalese grapes in contrada Barbabecchi. Magma® Olio di Oliva is pressed from perfectly ripe San Benedetto olives from contrada Borriglione.
In order to obtain profound, territorial wines, our grape yields are low, around 300 to 600g per vine for the top vineyards and wines, achieved by pruning very short in the dormant season. On our Grand Vin Magma, every grape cluster is tailored, with tails cut away and unripe or damaged berries delicately hand picked out. We harvest relatively late, in search for perfect phenolic ripeness, starting mid October to early November, effected in multiple passages, to obtain dense and profound wines. The grapes are transformed in a delicate way, fermented with the skins in small neutral tubs to avoid high temperatures during fermentation, which lasts at least until alcoholic fermentation is finished, depending on the quality of the skins, enabling the fermentation to finish perfectly. After this stage, the wines are gently pressed and stored in neutral vessels in order not to absorb any external flavors. The wines destined for early bottling go into larger epoxy decanting tanks whereas the wines destined for longer aging due to higher tannin levels and/or structure age in smaller epoxy tanks of max 2.500 litres, or epoxy coated terracotta vessels buried up to the neck in the cellar in ground volcanic rock.
GAVOTY LA CIGALE ROSÉ NV
GAMAY SAVOURY CHIRPY
ROSE / 750ML / 13%
A thoughtful rose produced on the Triassic Plateau made up of clay and limestone. A poppy Gamay based rose, that offers apple, silage and a shortcrust savoury edge.
From the Distributor: Situated in the village of Cabasse, fifty kilometres from Saint-Tropez, Domaine Gavoty has all the magic of Provence. Purchased by Philémon Gavoty in 1806, the Domaine remains a family affair under Roselyne Gavoty. Throughout the last two centuries, the Gavoty family has persevered, sometimes against the odds, to see their village gain the viticultural recognition it deserves. Cabasse now stands proud as an official part of the Côte de Provence appellation.
The vineyard is planted on the ancient “Triassic plateau” – a prime, clay and limestone rich soil layer. Some plots of vineyard are planted on challenging and rocky earth. This forces the Domaine to conduct most farming by traditional hand methods, meaning little has changed in 200 years of harvesting at Gavoty. The vines are sheltered from the most extreme Provençal weather by beautiful thickets of oak and pine forest. These old forests are integral to both the vitality and sustainability of the Domaine, stabilising the local climate and creating better growing conditions for the vineyards. But the extremities of Provençe are also key to what makes Gavoty wine so exceptional. The roasting summers and bitter winters mean grapes mature slowly. To endure, the vines are forced to find water deep within the limestone rich soil. This in turn brings a trademark minerality and freshness to Domaine Gavoty wines that embodies the region and consecrates the hardships of the climate.
Another of Domaine Gavoty’s delightful idiosyncrasies is not environmental but auricular! The family have a resplendent musical heritage including Bernard Gavoty (1906-1980) – a music critic for France’s “Le Figaro” newspaper who, mystifyingly, wrote under the English pseudonym “Clarendon”. Today, the Domaine’s top three cuvées of white, red and Rosé share this quirky, anglo nom de plume. The family’s musical heritage is also celebrated in their exquisite labels, which proudly feature the Domaine’s ancient emblem, a Grecian lyre. Roselyne Gavoty, grand-daughter of Bernard ‘Clarendon’ Gavoty, has now been at the helm of the Domaine since 1985. She continues a family legacy with humility, first class winemaking and a passion for this pocket of Procençal paradise.
THOUSAND CANDLES GATHERING FIELD ROSE 2020
YARRA VALLEY, VICTORIA
BRIMMING BERRY TIDY
CLASSIC / 750ML
Hand-picked Pinot Noir and Merlot, lightly pressed - easy peasy rose.
From the producer: Our primary focus is to ensure that the fruit we grow comes from the healthiest vines, this means our soil has to be in the best possible condition.
The aim is to have an extremely healthy and well-balanced soil. Soil health is achieved through the balance of physics, chemistry and biology. This enables the plants to better access the required water and nutrients, suppress plant pathogens and allow vines to increase their root growth.
Understanding how the soil microbes and ecosystem works below the surface is vital. Having a large and diverse range of beneficial microbes means the system is always in good balance and can better buffer itself against extreme weather conditions such as prolonged hot, dry spells or cold and wet conditions.
This management system has enabled us to not rely on herbicides, heavy pesticides and synthetic fertilisers to grow our fruit. We take a holistic approach to managing the vineyards by looking after the soil, the vines and the under-vine grasses and clovers. We want a healthy and diverse system – not a sterile monoculture that exists in many mainstream, conventional vineyards.
This biological farming approach has lead to the fruit and resultant wines to best express the truth of where they have come from and the influence of the seasons. We continually find that flavours come on early in the fruit, ideal sugar levels balanced with high natural acid.
ALESSANDRO VIOLA NERO D'AVOLA ROSÉ 2020
QUENCHING WATERMELON OREGANO
LEFT OF CENTRE / NO SO2 / ORGANIC / 750ML
How satisfying the fragrant, refreshing and mineral wines are from Alessandro Viola. Following in his fathers footsteps, these are wines full of character. They have a simple rusticity with refreshing clean edge acidity. The rosé is made from 100% Nero d'Avola from some of his younger vines grown in clay and sandy soils 250 meters in elevation. The wines are wild fermented and aged in steel tank for 6 months before bottling. No so2 is added. The wines are bright and taste like crunchy watermelon juice, seed and all, seasoned with white pepper and wild Sicilian mountain herbs. How good.
From the distributor: Alessandro Viola father’s was a vine grower although other than a few bottles of homemade wine he never saw the fruit of his hard work in the vineyard into bottle. Alessandro was fascinated in grape growing from an early age and after a few vintages of self-teaching he decided to get a formal education and study oenology. During his university studies he steered away from the mechanical side of winemaking he was being taught and decided to study the science. The idea that nothing needed to be added or taken away from the wine if the grapes, soil and winemaking were all working together became his mantra. After his university degree he worked in the north of Italy and then for a larger winemaker on Mt Etna, however he had never forgotten the wines he had made before, without anything added and made by hand. So he started making wine for himself, first with a friend Uva Tantum, and now alone using his name Alessandro Viola. He cultivates 7 hectares of organically managed vines worked strictly by hand. The vineyards are located in 2 areas, the first in Pietra Rinosa close to Alcamo in the north-western tip of Sicily, the soil is made of clay and the vineyards sit at 200m above sea level taking a large influence from the ocean. The second vineyards in Fastuchera are higher at 400 meters; the soil is calcareous producing more minerals driven and finer wines. He is strictly committed to growing and championing local varieties. Catarratto, Grillo, Nero D’avola and Nerello Mascalesse make up his repertoire. We are delighted to be bringing Alessandro’s hand made wines to Australia. His style is unique and his commitment to organic practices and no additions is something to behold.
LES FOUQUES CUVEE TRADITION PROVENCE ROSE 2020
CLEAN SAVOURY REFINED
CLASSIC / BIODYNAMIC / 750ML
Savoury dry rose made in a true Provence style. Organically farmed Grenache and Cinsault offer textural notes of melon, peach and persimmon.
From the Distributor: This rosé displays a wonderfully full fruited and fleshy appeal, showing more density and textural layering than many other Provence counterparts. The low intervention winemaking throws elements of funk and texture, adding to the profile of peach, melon and wild strawberries.
Our 22 hectares of vines situated in the Vallée des Borrels are influenced by the sea due to their proximity to the Mediterranean. Our vines in terrace farming get all their resources in ancient lands from primitive era offering an acidic and ARGILOSCHISTEUX soil. All our vines have the appellation Côte de Provence and Côte de Provence La Londe. It allows us to elaborate wines with all the specificity of the local Provence. Moreover, biodynamic Agriculture implanted since the beginning allows the vines to reveal all the potential. In this place where biodiversity is preserved and protected, we are satisfied to make you discover the fruit of our labour, our passion.
The entire vineyard, aged from 10 years for the youngest, to 60 years for the oldest, is cultivated half in gobelet pruning, and half in tying wires.
PIERRE HENRI ROUGEOT MON PLAISIR PASSETOUTGRAIN ROSE 2019
LIVELY TIGHT FUN
CLASSIC / ORGANIC / 750ML
A complex rose made from multiple sites throughout Burgundy. Mon Plaisir, is about as complex as a rose can get. Brimming with vibrant fruit, acidity and unadulterated pleasure.
From the Producer: In 2010, Pierre-Henri was granted creative agency at Domaine Rougeot, and oversaw wholesale improvements in the winemaking processes that are reflected in the quality we know today. Like his inspiration, Lalou Bize-Leroy, Pierre-Henri is passionate about working with a high percentage of whole bunches for reds and very little sulphur to champion and fully express the fruit. He buys grapes from well located plots with sustainable soil management practices, producing lower but healthier yields. The vineyards of his choosing all engage in organic or low footprint farming methods and his wines are made without oenological ingredients, preserving their regional voice.Pierre-Henri prefers to press both his white and red grapes using a modern version of an ancient vertical grape press. Although made with the latest technology, this unconventional press differs from the pneumatic, horizontal press preferred by most producers and produces higher acid extraction and greater clarity of must. The result is dynamic, complex and elegant wines.
Both reds and whites are matured in supremely balanced, artisan oak barrels where indigenous yeasts within the oak are allowed to work their magic. The superior barrels give grace and richness to the wines without overbearing oaky notes.
LAMORESCA ROSATO FRAPPATO NERO D'AVOLA 2020
VOLCANIC CHERRY WILDFLOWERS
LEFT OF CENTRE / ORGANIC / 750ML
All about the fruit. Direct pressed to concrete to highly the fruit and nothing else. A lovely volcanic influence is present giving the fruit-heavy wine a gravely-wet stone backbone. A small portion of Moscato was also added to give the Rosato a bit more pep in its step.
From the producer: A light, bright and nimble Mediterranean wine, which transports you straight to Sicily, with gorgeous, sun-kissed fruit and nose heady with wildflowers. A roughly 50:50 blend of Frappato and Nero d’Avola, with a touch of Moscato. This year the Frappato is sourced from his youngest vines at home and blended with a Nero d’Avola from Pachino. It’s all given a direct press and aged in concrete for eight months. A little reduced on opening, this has a gorgeous tone, citrus in spades and a pleasant bitterness to finish. Summer in a glass. Bio certified by Q certificazioni
Azienda agricola Lamoresca” is a young,small agricultural farm in the heart of Sicily. We grow 1000 olive trees and 4 hectares of vineyard. We choose to let nature do its work in the field and in the cellar.
In the year 2000, we purchased our first piece of land, an olive grove with 46 very ancient olive trees of the local “Moresca”variety, after which we named our farm “Lamoresca”. Year after year, the farm growed and now we cultivate about 10 hectares of land, vineyard and olive grove, with the greatest respect for nature.
Lamoresca” is located in the hills, at an altitude of 430 metres above sealevel. The soil is of sandstone and clay. The climat is typical mediteranian : dry, very warm in the summer, very little rain.
The choosen variety of grapes are adapted to our soil and climate. We try to make a wine with a character of its own, without following fashion or trends. We make 3 red wines: “Lamoresca Rosso” is a blend of Nero d'Avola, Frappato and Grenache grapes, “Nerocapitano”, 100% Frappato, and "Mascalisi", a blend of Nerello Mascalese-grapes (70%) and Frappato. The white wine “Lamoresca Bianco”is made from Vermentino-grapes.
We pick the grapes, only when they are perfectly ripe. Fermentation takes place naturally, no yeast is added, in open barrels, temperature non-controlled.
We practice long maceration on the skin, for the red grapes, a little less for the white grapes. The aging continues in old wooden barrels and barrels of vitrified cement.
Our olive grove contains two varieties, typical of our area ; Moresca and Tonda Iblea. Our olives are hand picked and only the perfectly healthy ones are brought to the oil mill, where hygiene is of the highest standard. So we obtain an olive-oil extravergine, very fruity with delicate aromas and typically sicilian.
We work in the greatest respect for nature. Our products are artisanal and organic, bio-certified by Q Certificazioni.
We spend most of our time in the fields of the vinyard and olive grove, our true place of work. The weeds are managed mechanically and to nurture the soil we use cover crops, mostly local legumes. Only if necessary, sulfur based treatments are used against fungal diseases.
In the cellar we dedicate ourselves to showcasing the year's work between the rows of vines. The perfectly ripe grapes arrive in the cellar and are immediately destemmed. Fermentation occurs naturally, in open-top barrels; no yeast is added and the temperature is not controlled. For the red grapes we practice long maceration on the skins, while for the white grapes only a brief maceration is used. The aging continues in a combination of cement tanks, plastic tanks and old wooden barrels.
CLOS CIBONNE TENTATIONS ROSE 2019
SUMMER SAVOURY CLEAN
CLASSIC / 750ML
A refreshing layered Provence rose. Extremely pale in colour due to the gentle handling during the picking and processing of the fruit. The wine is textured and fresh, a surprisingly savoury rose that is sleek rather than flamboyant.
From the Distributor: Cuvée Tentations Rosé is Made from 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Syrah, and 15% Tibouren. Bright red fruits lift from the glass, but, as with all these wines, there are wonderful layers of spice and non-fruit complexity beneath. The palate has a wonderful texture that sets it apart from other wines in the region. Huge drinkability too. Bring on summer!
Clos Cibonne is one of 18 Cru Classé growers in the Côtes de Provence AOP, and is in fact the most southerly. The estate’s 15 hectares of vineyards are located a mere 800 metres from the coast and are surrounded by hillsides at the base of a bowl that faces the sea. This topography creates air circulation that extends the growing period whilst cooling the vines. The soil is a mixture of schist & clay. After harvest, the wines are fermented in stainless steel & some are then aged under Fleurette (a thin veil of yeast) in 100-year-old, 500L foudres.
The estate is managed organically, although is not certified. Grapes are all harvested by hand and the resultant wines are some of the most transparent in Southern France - the spices, herbs and salt that you can literally taste on the breeze, fill these wines.
Whilst as with most estates in Provence, rosé is the focus, we are thrilled to also import one of Clos Cibonne's red wines, made exclusively from a local grape Tibouren. Lighter framed than many other Provence reds, this is fresh and vibrant, with a distinctly Mediterranean twang.
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).
VINO DI ANNA JEUDI 15 ROSATO 2019
RASPBERRY ALTITUDE JUICY
LEFT OF CENTRE / ORGANIC BIODYNAMIC / 750ML
Vines are situated on the Northern slopes of Mt Etna at 800masl. The Rosato is carefully picked and held in a vessel as whole bunches for 4 days.
From the Producer: Jeudi 15 Rosato was produced from biodynamically grown Nerello Mascalese grapes, hand harvested from two 100 yr old bush vine vineyards located on the north face of Mt Etna. 70% of the grapes came from a beautiful, property, located in the contrada MonteLaguardia, at 800 metres altitude. The rest of the grapes came from Contrada Monte Pomiciaro, near the town of Linguaglossa where the unique red pomace soils impart a distinct floral, lightness to the wine.
As per tradition, both old vineyards are co-planted with a small percentage of Nerello Cappuccio and Alicante, and a mix of indigenous white grapes; mainly Grecanico, Insolia and Minnella Bianca. The vineyards were both harvested in their entirety. Harvest was early October 2020. The whole bunches were carefully placed into various 10hl mastellone (food-grade plastic tubs) for 2 – 3 days with no movement. The bunches were then pressed and fermented to dryness by indigenous yeasts in two Georgian qvevri. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous. The new wines were left on lees over the winter months. They were then blended at the end of January 201 and bottled without fining or filtration in March 2021.
Orangey/pink in colour, this wine has bright fruit aromas of wild strawberries and flowers. Dry, crisp and fresh on the palate, the red fruit flavours of cranberries, red currants and cherries are coupled with white pepper and green tomato notes. The palate is textural with a fine mineral backbone and sapid finish..
Anna Martens and Eric Narioo made their first wine together on Mount Etna in 2008. In 2010, the couple purchased their first vineyard of old vine Nerello Mascelese in Contrada Crasà, along with a neighbouring, derelict palmento and “deposito”. Today, the family wine estate owns 7 hectares of land spread across the northern slopes of the volcano, which they farm biodynamically. Together, they make a range of wines, expressive of their “terroir”. They also produce Extra Virgin Olive oil and help curate the rare Sicilian black bee.
“Vino di Anna” is a small, family wine estate situated high on the northern slopes of Mt Etna, near the village of Solicchiata. The vineyards are located in different Contrade (historic lava flows) from the picturesque, red, iron-rich pumice soils of Contrada Monte Pomiciaro, near Linguaglossa to Piano Filici where lies the secluded vineyard of “Don Alfio” around and up the volcano to Contrada Rampante, onto Contrada Pirao, which touches the National Park at an altitude of 1000 metres, ending on the north-western side of the volcano with vineyards in Contrade Nave and Tartaraci.
Eric and Anna aim to make wines that are tasty, expressive, true to their provenance and that reflect the growing season that year. All of the vineyards are tended by hand and farmed without the use of any chemicals. Only healthy ripe grapes are harvested by hand, during the months of September and October. There is minimum intervention in the winery. Fermentation is by indigenous yeasts, with no additives, no fining or filtering. Little or no SO2 is used in production. Their combined experience and continued desire to seek typicity, minerality and drinkability is reflected in the glass.
Bright crimson red, this wine has attractive red cherry and wild strawberry aromas. On the palate it is dry, has plenty of fruit flavours balanced with juicy, ripe tannins, and fresh acidity.
MILAN NESTAREC ROSE 2017
WATERMELON RAW CHEWY
LEFT OF CENTRE / ORGANIC / 750ML
An intriguing broad rose made from Pinot noir, Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch. Watermelon, ripe strawberry and a savoury bitterness that gets you prepped for the next sip.
From the distributor: Rose (direct press)- Pinot Noir, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt. The grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed. The juice ferments in 2000-liter stainless steel tanks. The wine ferments for about 2 months, with occasional pigeage and indigenous yeast fermentation. Elevage takes place in the same tanks for about 2 months. The wine is bottled unfiltered, unfined, and with zero sulfur added.
Milan’s father planted 8 hectares of vines in 2001 across two wine-growing municipalities: Moravský Žižkov and Velké Bílovice. No herbicides are used and the vines are worked organically and biodynamically. He believes that gentle methods of growing grapevines and grape processing give the best result. All wines in the cellar are fermented spontaneously and they are usually vinified in oak and acacia barrels.
DEHOURS COTEAU OEIL DE PERDRIX ROSE EXTRA BRUT NV
FLORAL DELICATE CRISP
CLASSIC / HVE3 / 750ML
White petals, silky mouthfeel and trademark acidity. Exciting fizz that offers driving acidity with an emphasis on purity rather than richness and dosage.
From the producer: Oeil de Perdrix is the name given to very pale rosé wines. This blended rosé reveals the Pinot Meunier Character, favourite grape-variety in the Marne Valley area and iconic identity of our vineyard. This is a fresh and fruity Rosé, aged in the bottle for 15 to 25 months.
Our estate is meanly planted with Pinot Meunier and is spread across 40 plots. We do not use any herbicide and we labour mechanically our soil. From the 15th of June, We let the grass grow naturally and we keep it until the end of the following winter. We fight against diseases by using dedicated measures such as de-budding, careful training and early leaf-stripping (on the sun-exposed side). We are extra careful on the plant selection, often coming from old vines
We were among the first estates to obtain the HVE3 certificate (Agronomical way). Meaning that we reduce the use of chemicals and we develop and respect the biodiversity
PODERE PRADAROLO VELIUS ROSÈ METODO CLASSICO BARBERA 2015
EMILIA ROMAGNA, ITALY
PINK GRIP FORCE
LEFT OF CENTRE / ORGANIC / 750ML
The Barbera vines are grown in clay-limestone soils on a Southern aspect. The inter and intra-rows are not cultivated, increasing ground cover. Barbera, a naturally high acid red grape variety is used in the Velium. The resulting white wine has an onion skin hue. The wine is held for a year before being blended with a small amount of juice, it is then bottled and left for two years to undergo secondary fermentation and maturation on lees. A delicious furry fizz that offers a broad aromatic spectrum; apricots, lifted plums and silage.
From the producer: Our winemaking is based on a complete absence of preservatives, additives, and stabilisation processes of any kind, something that is only possible with high-quality fruit. Extended maceration processes enable us to produce wines that are stable over time without the use of additives. Above all, they extract the very best out of the fruit: the colour, scents, aromas, vitamins, and polyphenols. The technique may seem simple, but actually, our approach requires a combination of various technical, stylistic, and aesthetic factors. We have to identify the best way to express the characteristics of the grape variety. As well as paying great attention to technique in our work, we also try to make the most of our experience and intuition. Awareness, experience, and aesthetic understanding guide how we vary the maceration and winemaking processes depending on the vintage and the characteristics of the grapes to create entirely new products.
LES FRUITS VOIX DE RAISIN ROSE 2020
ADELAIDE HILLS, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
LENGTH TEXTURE ROSE
LEFT OF CENTRE / MINIMAL SO2 / UNCERTIFIED ORGANIC
Pinot Noir left for 36 hours on skins before being lightly pressed. A simple pleasure made by the Australian wine lord, Tim Stock. Maturation on lees has slightly loosened the belt on this rose bringing with it flavour length and texture.