2021 Lucy M Le Petite Piccadilly Chardonnay11385
REGION: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
WINEMAKER: Anton Von Klopper
The ‘Cemetery Block’ is at the base of the Piccadilly Valley on Alluvial Black Sandy soil, the vines are cane pruned. This farm is run by Jenny and James Griggs who are the 6th generation to farm that block. The fruit is whole bunched pressed and fermented in 680l vitrified ceramic eggs and aged on lees. The wine is only the free run fraction. Mineral salty oyster with hints of orange zest and 3 balls of beluga. So delicate, rich, salivating your tongue to a perfect harmonic sound, resonating in your mind, you smile.
"The 2021 vintage was really good for us. It started with a wet spring which also benefited our new plantings of Trousseau, Grenache Blanc, Gamay, Garganega, Sangiovese….. (a mixed bag) with sunny windless days around flowering which led to good fruit set.. This was followed by a cool summer which keep the vines calm with even slow ripening. Thank you for your kindness Demeter for the bountiful harvest."
"We are proud of being among the first natural winemakers in Australia with the first vintage in 2007 and now to have achieved making wines that are chemical free. But our commitment to human health has led us to trying to make wines with lowers alcohols by picking early and changing of winemaking techniques because we feel that a wine at 11.5-12% or lower is better for you and more enjoyable socially. In the last couple of years we have worked on reducing VA, mousiness and lacticobacillis fermentation in bottle, common challenges in making natural wine. Making natural wines that are sound is an art and a skill but there is no better wine to drink!"