Tasting Note: 49% Grenache blanc, 18% Picpoul, 15% Clairette, 13% Roussanne, 5% Bourboulenc. Blanc is the result of years of research and exploration into the best white varieties hailing from the ancient north-west Mediterranean. Native to the southern Rhône, these Châteauneuf varieties have been traditionally blended for many years, encouraging our pursuit of a progressive Châteauneuf white blend on our southern coast. With careful vineyard management and a light handed approach in the winery, the Blanc showcases the vibrant, fresh and crunchy style these varieties provide in unison.
Winemaking Notes: The Grenache Blanc and Roussanne were hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented separately. The Picpoul, Clairette and Bourboulenc were picked together, as their ripeness was very similar, and volumes were small. The unclarified juice was fermented in 675 litre ceramic eggs and older French oak barriques with no acid or sulphur additions. These varieties are supposedly very susceptible to oxidation, but we find we get better results by not adding sulphur until the completion of primary sugar fermentation. The resulting wine was then matured in those same vessels on lees and stirred monthly for 4 months. Bottled August 2021.
Certification: Organic, Biodynamic
Variety: Grenache Blanc blend
Region: Kangarilla, McLaren Vale, South Australia
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