6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $54.99 EACH
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Wilyabrup Valley, Margaret River, Australia
sauvignon blanc, semillion
This Amber wine is a blend of 52% Sauvignon Blanc and 48% Semillon fruit, selected from our certified biodynamic Cullen Vineyard. The vines were planted from 1976-1978, and are grown on Scott Henry and Lyre trellising systems, allowing for healthy fruit to grow on vigorous vines with dense canopies. A small portion of this wine has come from younger Sauvignon Blanc vines, planted in 1988, contributing to the strength of character in the fruit profile.
The grapes for this wine were harvested on a full Moon opposite Saturn flower day, new Moon flower day, and flower and fruit days according to the biodynamic calendar. It was then fermented in both open and closed fermenters, as well as amphorae for an average of 10 days on skins, before being pressed and aged in older French oak puncheons and biodynamic barriques for 3 months. This style of the skin fermented “orange wine” displays beautiful characters which reflect a cross between red and white styles with “Negroni” orange blossom.
93 Points, Decanter
Named Amber because the 10 days on skins in open and closed fermenters, including amphorae, produces a deeper hue. This and the low-yielding vintage makes for a structured wine with lifted white pepper, talc, white asparagus and orange pith and peel, giving an aromatic bitters note. Striated lemony acidity and chalky, pithy tannins parry, sustaining a dynamic finish. Predominantly sourced from old vines (planted 1976-1978) with small bunches of tightly packed berries.