A sense of quiet luxury on the opening chords; thatch, heather, white blossom and French linen give way to green pineapple, lemon balm and fresh honey. The fruit weaves richer on the palate, silken ribbons of peach, apricot and peardrop. A squeeze of limey acidity enlivens and sculpts around lush fruit, going flintier to the side palate and evolving into an appetising mineral-saltiness on the finish.
A celebration of the lost art of field blend winemaking, 16 white varietals were planted as bush vines on decomposed shale and granite. The grapes were picked at two different stages due to the variability of the grapes. The fruit was cooled and whole bunch pressed before spontaneous fermentation and 100% malolactic fermentation. The wine was barrel fermented and aged in old 500ml French oak barrels for 1 year prior to bottling and spent 4 months in the bottle before release.