60% Whole bunch. Wild ferment, wild malolactic fermentation. Matured in 5000 litre French oak Foudre. No fining/filtration and minimal sulphur at bottling. This charming Shiraz is very approachable for it's age. It's beautifully savoury showing star anise and cinnamon along with gorgeous juicy black fruits. As with the Chardonnay, incredible value for the price. Drink alongside lamb kofta or a Wagyu rib fillet.
Varietal / Blend: Chardonnay
Farming Practices: Sustainable
All Luke Lambert's wines are handpicked and of single-vineyard origin. They are wildly perfumed with moderate alcohol, fresh acidities, powdery tannins, and limited oak influence. These are wines made as if the industrial revolution (in wine) was a figment of our collective imagination. Luke’s methodology includes wild ferments without the aid of temperature control, hand plunging, long macerations (with plenty of whole-bunch for the Syrahs), basket-pressing, gravity rather than pumping, old oak, and no fining or filtration. Lambert’s belief that "..the best wines have always been made by feel and are always sourced from unique and interesting vineyards that have natural balance and grow grapes full of character..." comes through strongly in the remarkable complexity and placeness of these wines.