2023 'Gone Swimming' Pét Nat
Bright cool-climate Sem/Sauv with heaps of lemon & lime acid, grapefruit and just a hint of nutty nougat from the fermentation in old French oak. So fresh you could drizzle it over a salad.
Only 600 bottles made.
Our Grandma used to be a swimming instructor and loved the beach. Our Grandad would (somewhat begrudgingly) join her but wouldn’t swim. Instead, he would sit on the beach chairs fully clothed in dress shoes, slacks and a long sleeve button-up, occasionally rolling up the sleeves to allow some airflow.
Our Grandma always wore a touch of blue or yellow, no matter the occasion, so Kate painted the beach chairs and brollies in her favourite colours.
Early handpicked Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc were pressed together for a co-ferment in neutral French oak. The complete malolactic fermentation smoothed out the tart malic acid and the wine was bottled unfiltered, unfined and non-disgorged.
The grapes came from a block in Anakie next to the famous Fairy Park, close to where I grew up. The Moorabool Valley’s Mediterranean climate makes it one of the best locations to work with. The soil is sandy loam and the high winds in the area make for healthy canopies.
Semillon & Sauvignon Blanc