Swan Valley, Western Australia.
Juicy, aromatic old vine Grenache.
Grapes: Grenache (100%)
Fruit is picked early to maintain that brightness, then it's shipped down in refrigerated storage to Jo's own winery (Margaret River), to be processed in all her various manner of vessels to bring on that Dormilona touch. This is cracking fruit from the Vina Italia Estate, 50-year-old dry-grown bush-vine Grenache, hand-harvested by the family themselves and delivered to the Dormilona winery with love.
De-stemmed into opens and fermented on skins for up to 10 days, followed by light basket-pressing straight to tank. Racked off heavy lees to bottle with a little dabble of sulphur.