2021 Lucy M Sangiovese Stupefacente11414
REGION: Basket Range, Adelaide Hills, SA
WINEMAKER: Anton Von Klopper
The Deanery vineyard in the heart of the Picadilly valley with its red clay over sandstone on an eastern facing aspect at the bottom of a cold deep valley,. The vines are V.S.P. trellis and spur pruned. Whole branches of sangiovese bunches are placed in a 2400L wooden fermenter and the topped with free-run juice until the fermenter is full. The fermenter is sealed and the wine undergoes carbonic ferment and is left for 6 months to macerated. The wine is then pressed in winter and assembled. The thing about sang is its just so damn pretty and radiant, the crimson glow she radiates is alluring! Dark ruby lusciousness holds bunches of rhubarb, cinnamon barks with cherry blossoms dancing like fairies on the morning spring tide. The well structured palate lets you know she is no child and her mature romantic sinister play leaves a serious subtle tannin bed.
"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!"