Released November 2022
Hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, the juice was separated into two parcels at pressing. The first, free-run juice was sulphured up to retain the bright fruit flavours, cold settled using enzyme then cool fermented in stainless steel with a selected yeast strain. Following this, the light pressings were filled directly to an old puncheon that was allowed to undergo ferment with wild yeast on full grape solids. At the completion of ferment, the puncheon was topped, both parcels were sulphured to prevent malolactic fermentation and matured on lees without stirring for 6 months. The parcels were then blended, stabilised and filtered prior to bottling.
100 dozen were produced.
Punchy, minerally and aromatic, this delicious white varietal from Galicia in Spain’s cool northwest (or perhaps across the border in the northeast of Portugal where is is known as Alvarinho), offers up beautiful citrus blossom, honey suckle and flintstone characters with mouth-watering texture and freshening limey acidity.
“With each release, these 2 talented winemakers work hard to unravel the Spanish grape’s great mystery, not to mention suitability to our soils. They come mighty close in 2021, delivering a complex and aromatic wine of some beauty. Honeysuckle, lemon, pithy grapefruit, honeydew melon and touch of preserved lemon savouriness join a fleshy, mealy texture and spiced palate. Utterly attention grabbing, not to mention, delicious.”
95 points 2022 Halliday Wine Companion
Bottled under screwcap.
|Dimensions||50 × 31.5 × 10 mm|
1 Case, 2 Cases, 3 Cases