I found this husband and wife team because they were donating half of their profits to the CFS who’d just saved their winery. I thought, anyone who is that sensible surely needs to be supported and thankfully the wines are stunning. Hand made, well thought out, and satisfying to drink but intellectually and hedonistically.
This wine sounds a touch crazy, but everyone who tastes it LOVES it. They took Sauv Blanc, Riesling, Fiano and Muscat and left it on skins for longer than normal and aged it in barrel for over a year. They back blended some aromatic wines to give it perfume and the result, is a tart, earthy, savoury wine with floral notes and peaches. The texture is bizarre but lovely and a glass disappears entirely too quickly. I’d pair this with Gruyere cheese and as for aging, who knows?
Natural – This is hard to define but is basically the use of low to no inputs in the winemaking process and generally uses organic grapes. This means no added yeast, sulphur, sugar, ‘processing aids’ or chemicals, fining agents and no filtration. This does mean the wines risk being unstable once it reaches the bottle.