Bianco d’Alessano is an uncommon variety from Puglia in Southern Italy, with the Loxton vineyard the only planting in Australia. Fermented in 2 tonne stainless fermenters with wild vineyard yeast, the wine was bottled under crown seal to finish ferment, resulting in the Petillant Naturel, lightly sparkling style. The nose is beautifully clean for a bottle fermented wine, bright citrus mixed with bready, almost croissant-like aromas. The palate is creamy and smooth, with lush tropical fruits like passionfruit and pineapple sweetness and tang. The lovely line of acid means the wine finishes dry and moreish, perfect for summer picnic in the park or with freshly shucked oysters.