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Summertown Producers Mixed Dozen

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a little bit of everything

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*tasting notes by the producers*

this pack includes:


lucy margaux


2021 lucy m... tête d'oeuf

12.0% alc/vol
production: 177 cases (6 bottles/case)
variety: sauvignon blanc 100%

the farm: robert surmann’s vineyard in totness with 30 y/o sauvignon blanc grown on black sandy soil overlying petrified schist, it is V.S.P. trained and spur pruned.

how the wine was made: the fruit is destemmed sauvignon blanc, left to soak and start ferment on berries for one month in an 800L ceramic egg, then the berries are removed then pressed and added back.

notes: the wine is slightly cloudy golden colour. a perfumed richness of turkish delight served in a dank cave with beeswax candles flickering gently and enchanting games of chess being played by ‘the in crowd’, lucid fluidity coats and a harmonic rhythm on your tongue.

7.1 std. drinks


2021 lucy m... vino arancione

11.5% alc/vol
production: 368 cases (6 bottles/case)
varieties: pinot gris 38%, sauvignon blanc, 35% semillon 27%

the farms: the gris is from 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. The sémillon is from magpie springs farm in the hope valley. 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. the sauvignon blanc is V.S.P. trained and spur pruned.

how the wine was made: a ménage à trois, with three varieties, dwelling in the bottle together. A form of polyamory, contemporary arrangements are sometimes identified as a throuple, thruple, or triad. each of the varieties spent many months on skin before cohabiting in the bottle where they express their exuberance every time the cork is popped.

notes: clean fresh salty ocean air, waves crashing against volcanic rocks and the alluring scent of a tropical forest. that hugs the shoreline. she tastes of exotic sweet guava, pomegranate and lichee, in intoxicating atmosphere leads to heavy breathing in the shimmering into the sunset.

6.8 std. drinks


2021 lucy m... gamay nuovo

11.0% alc/vol
production: 520 cases (6 bottles/case)
varieties: gamay 100%

the farms: the gamay is from 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: the gamay was carbonically fermented for 5 days in a 2400L wooden barrel then aged in 800L terracotta eggs.

notes: it's the warmth from you fist crush. drunken on the streets of beaujolais, wine lipsticked and smiling with a lost shoe and a new love. happiness can always be found in a bottle of gamay!

8.5 std. drinks


2021 lucy m... sangiovese fesco

11.0% alc/vol
production: 406 cases (6 bottles/case)
variety’s: sangiovese 100%

the farms: the sangiovese is from 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: the sangiovese was carbonically fermented for 4 days in a 2400L wooden barrel ,then aged in enox.

notes: the youthful vibrance of blood plums, dark electric neon excitement, red velvet silk lined walls, acid jazz vibraphone, sharp jackets, rabbit furred hats with guinea foul feathers, string ties and neck scarves, winklepickers with silver buckles. If you have the groove then this is your juice!

6.5 std. drinks


château comme ci come ça


vin blanc 2021

12.3% alc & 1120 bottles made

grapes: chardonnay

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!


gris rosé 2021

12.0% alc & 576 bottles made

grapes: pinot gris

vineyard: pooks hill, 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

winemaking: a lasagna whole bunches and destemmed pinot gris thrown into a 3000L jarrah wood fermenter..
This wine is 500L of saignée juice after two days on skins.

tasting feeling: date night wine.


vin rosé 2021

12.7% alc & 538 bottles made

grapes: chardonnay, shiraz and gamay

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. & from robert surmann’s farm in pooks hill 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

winemaking: 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!


merlove 2021

10% alc & 603 bottles made

grapes: merlot

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: 100% destemmed merlot fermented in a large 3000L oak fermenter.
this wine is 500L of saignée juice after two days on skins.

tasting feeling: needs saucisson & deck chairs.


commune of buttons


2020 pretty fun

adelaide hills, top range - chardonnay, syrah

11.5% alc.

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 commune white

basket range - chardonnay

13% alc.

due to the very low yields in 2020 (between 2 and 3 tonnes per hectare) both the abc and clover vineyards were combined to make commune white.

the grapes were harvested in the second week of march and crushed underfoot and left on skins overnight. fermentation took place in 600L barrels and the wine remained on full lees for a year with some lees stirring over winter (roughly once a week for 2 months).

commune white is a bright, well-rounded wine with pear, lime and peach fruits. there is a delicate savoury brioche thread that lingers into the well-known saline minerality and natural acidity of the clay sandstone soils of the vineyards.

7.7 std drinks


2020 commune rosé

basket range - nebbiolo 

12% alc.

the commune rosé nebbiolo came from the difficulties of 2020 outside of the vineyard. with an ever-shrinking international vintage staff as a result of the pandemic we decided to pick the nebbiolo early to experiment with a lighter bodied wine.

the nebbiolo was picked in the first week of april and crushed as whole bunches underfoot and left on-skins for two days. the wine was fermented in threes puncheons and aged on full lees for eleven months.

the commune rosé is a bright intense wine with an explosion of red fruits of cherries, cranberries, and raspberry. it’s strength is in its varietal complexity of acidity and tannin.

a truly noble rosé!

7.1 std. drinks


2020 basket town red

piccadilly valley - pinot noir

12.5% alc.

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