2021 Sunny Dawn12293
WINEMAKER: Tom Sheer & James Audas
REGION: McLaren Vale, SA
VARIETAL: Shiraz, Pinot Gris
60% Shiraz from the recently converted organic vineyards in McLaren Vale and 40% Pinot Gris. The Gris spent two weeks on skins before the shiraz whole bunches were thrown in the ferment and sealed up and gassed for 6 days. The resulting wine is medium bodied with a wonderful lift and orange wine like tannin. A very fun take on McLaren Shiraz.
"Sunny Wines was born out of our desire to continue to support our Das Juice growers by taking some small parcels of excess fruit and alternative varieties which were not suited to our Das Juice range. As with Das Juice the ideas of organic viticulture, minimal intervention in the cellar and experimentation were at the forefront and with that we are delighted to introduce you to our first release. Our Pet Nat is Biodynamic Chenin Blanc and Gruner from the Riverland while our “Dawn” Red is skin contact McLaren Vale Pinot Gris with whole bunches of McLaren Shiraz for a medium bodied and fun take on Shiraz from the region."