2021 Lucy M Vino Rosso10552
WINEMAKER: Anton Von Klopper
VARIETAL: Merlot, Syrah
REGION: Adelaide Hills, SA
The Merlot is grown at the Magpie Springs farm in the Hope Valley, while the Syrah is from the same ocean-view block that contributes to the Light Red. Whole-bunch carbonic fermentation lasted five days before pressing a single 2500L jarrah barrel and some 500L old French oak barrels, where it aged before assemblage and bottling.
It's a soft dark forest in late spring, where the redcurrants, raspberries and mulberries stain shirts with tart, sweet red juice, also running from our mouths like a vampire's kiss.
"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!"