Swan Valley, Western Australia.
Faintest haze to the pale golden wheat colour. There’s a nutty lift here, which is subtle fino sherry notes, briny green olives, lemon peel, ripe apples, calvados and a hint of rye sourdough. There’s a malty note here, but it’s super bright and lifted, too. The flavours carry to the palate, with those fino and malt notes carrying through along an intertwining of zingy acid and lightly chewy skinsy tannins with neither dominating. Quite moreish, with a salivating, sapid quality. - Producer Notes
Grapes: Vermentino (100%)
As far North as the Swan Valley goes, with hot days and cool sea breezes at night.
3 weeks on skins during fermentation in open fermenters, plunged daily, pressed after 3 weeks to tank where it sat for 6 months. Unfined and unfiltered. Minimal SO2