a mixed six pack featuring lucy margaux, château comme ci, comme ça, and commune of buttons.
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*tasting notes by producers*
this pack includes:
2021 lucy m... vino bianco
production: 320 cases (6 bottles/case)
varieties: pinot gris 50%, sémillon 50%
the farms: the gris is from robert surmann’s vineyard in totness with 30 y/o
pinot gris grown on black sandy soil overlying petrified schist, it is V.S.P. trained and spur pruned.
the sémillon is from magpie springs farm in the hope forest. it has sand soil and is at the top of a hill near the ocean with strong ocean breezes sometimes. the vines are 25 years old, unmanicured and wild farmed.
how the wine was made: the sémillon was destemmed and sealed for one month in a stainless enox. the gris was the saignée of destemmed fruit. this light pretty clear juice was added to the sémillon and then pressed and the free run juice was sealed in enox until bottling.
notes: a slightly cloudy golden hue with a rustic textured beauty. It is a simple peasant wine, but not from poverty, but from honest hard work to be drunk on hand made timber table from trees you felled on your own farm through ceramic cups made in the same light. purity and honesty does not always come from refinement!
7.4 std. drinks
2021 lucy m... dynamique cabernet franc
production: 660 cases (6 bottles/case)
varieties: cabernet franc 100%
the farm: the cabernet franc and sangiovese is robert surmann’s vineyard in totness with 30 y/o vines grown on black sandy soil overlying petrified schist it is V.S.P. trained and spur pruned.
how the wine was made: 100% whole bunch carbonic fermented for 4 days, then pressed to aged in 3000L enox.
notes: black currants and while mulberry in a wicker basket on a county side store. how can such a light ruby red liquid be so sinuous, sumptuous, danish salty liquorish fish.
6.5 std. drinks
château comme ci, comme ça
12.3% alc & 1120 bottles made
vineyard: magpie springs farm in hope valley on the southern range of the adelaide hills and is farmed by steve thomas. surrounded by big gum trees, afternoon sea breezes come over willunga hill straight into the vineyard which sits on sandy loam, clay & ironstone.
winemaking: whole bunch pressed, fermented in fibre glass, racked, settled for a month and bottled.
tasting feeling: bright acid drop and light sabres!
12.7% alc & 538 bottles made
grapes: chardonnay, shiraz and gamay
vineyards: magpie springs farm in hope valley on the southern range of the adelaide hills and is farmed by dteve thomas. surrounded by big gum trees, afternoon sea breezes come over willunga hill straight into the vineyard which sits on sandy loam, clay & ironstone.
pooks hill vineyard from robert surmann’s farm just outside of hahndorf. the vines are 26 years old and grown on black sandy soil which lays onto of petrified schist. rob has been farming organically for the last eight years. vines are planted with a south to south west aspect.
direct pressed chardonnay, shiraz destemmed for 24hrs & pressed,
blended after finishing fermentation and a fair decent slug of gamy for good luck.
tasting feeling: i wish i bottled all of this in magnums, next year!
commune of buttons
2020 pretty fun
adelaide hills, top range - chardonnay, syrah
the first fruit to be harvested each year is the base for pretty fun and marks the beginning of vintage. In 2021 it was selected from two sites, a parcel of syrah from the top range vineyard managed by fiona wood picked on the 17th of feb and chardonnay from kas sluiters vineyard at mylor picked on the 26th of feb. the grapes were wholebunch pressed and the juice was barrel fermented in barriques and puncheons. towards the end of fermentation, the wine was racked off lees and blended into tank. it was bottled with 10grams of residual sugar with the intent not to disgorge this new release. the bottled wine was laid down in the cellar for 5 months and allowed to ferment to dry.
the pretty fun this year is textural with a good acid line thanks to the early harvest. It has a bright pink hue and the bead is fine. the undisgorged wine is crisp with a leesy minerality just like pet nat should be! this is dangerously easy to drink at 11.5% and perfect for the backyard or a day in the park where the sun is shining!
6.8 std. drinks
2020 basket town red
piccadilly valley - pinot noir
a selection of parcels from the piccadilly valley (the cemetery block vineyard and the deanery vineyard) were fermented separately as 20% whole-bunches in open top 2000L jarrah fermenters. the wines were aged on fine lees in old barriques for 11 months before blending and bottling just before vintage in 2021.
basket town red is characteristically red fruited with lively acidity. there are complex tannins which will unwind with some bottle ageing.
this wine is very digestible and easy going - a true bistro wine!
7.4 std. drink