An aromatic, elegant skin contact wine, sourced from sites in Ferguson Valley and Frankland River. Time on skins ranges from around 5-6 days with the Semillon, Sauvignon and Vermentino parcels to several months with the whole bunch co-ferment of Black Frontignac, Savagnin Rose and Pinot Gris. Everything was basket pressed by hand, contributing a natural fining of the juices through gentle oxidation. The varietal breakdown is: 48% Vermentino, 20% Black Frontignac, 15% Semillon, 8% Sauvignon, 8% Savagnin Rose Aromatique, 1% Pinot Gris. Unfined, but sulphur dioxide was added just before bottling.
Pale, copper hued. Aromatically: spicy grapefruit pith, rosewater; a mesh of citrus, herbs and subliminal white musk exotica. The palate has pleasing slip and texture derived from extended skin contact and fermentation in old oak with solids; layers of delight, freshness and aromatic complexity abound.