This wine is made to best express both the unique characters of Pinot Meunier and of the Adelaide Hills, using a more hands off winemaking approach with more traditional techniques. Including a high proportion of whole bunches that includes natural fermentation from indigenous yeast, no acidification and bottling without any fining or filtration. The wine is matured in older French oak for a short period to best express the fruit. Small batch open fermenters with wild spontaneous ferments. 40% whole bunch inclusion on average. Maturation in barrique and puncheons, with 20% new Austrian Stockinger oak for 6 months.
Pair with a Bangalow Sweet Pork cutlet or roast duck.
Varietal / Blend: Pinot Meunier
Decant: Not necessary
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Sustainable
"Our family has been farming the fertile soils of the Onkaparinga Valley since 1939 and in this time there have been many cattle grazing, hens laying, potatoes grown, flowers picked and since 1998 we have been passionately caring for our vines, and making great wines. Our vineyard is located behind the township of Oakbank in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. Producing excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon. There has been a lot of blood sweat and tears along the way."
Now, with 20 vintages under their belt the results speak for themselves. They carefully hand prune, shoot thin, bunch thin, and hand pick to produce the best possible wines that show the unique characters of their home.