2015 Libiamo Field Blend - SOLD OUT
This amazing wine is a classic combination of Viognier, Marsanne and Muscat all grown in our own vineyards. Picked by hand, fermented and aged on skins for 77 days, this cloudy wine offers another perfect example of true expression of our work and the fruits of our labours. With love and gratitude. Libiamo! Lets drink!
Why make these wines? Some call them “orange”, others will have them labelled as “natural”. My take is that of a journeyman winegrower, traveling to distant lands where the light, colour and culture is different. Where time passes at a different pace and food is a heritage shared by many on a long platform of multiple generations. It is about rhythm and the circumnavigation of the planet Saturn around the sun and how these 29 years set about a revised process of thoughts and values. The next generation, my children’s age, want a different taste, something which is completely un-manipulated and doesn’t leave a debt or burden on the planet.
Inspired by time, our intuition, the influence of younger generations, especially our children Monique and Sam, yet respecting the antiquity of famous operas, joy, happiness, song and most of all the pleasure of drinking. We call this wine Libiamo; "let's drink".
This amazing field blend is a classic combination of Viognier, Marsanne and Muscat all grown in our own vineyards.
Picked by hand, fermented and aged on skins for 77 days the wine was then pressed and rested in older demi-muid French oak barrels. This cloudy wine offers another perfect example of a true expression of our work and the fruits of our labours. Very minimal sulphur dioxide added at bottling.
Closed with natural cork because we prefer it this way. It also adds to the five phenolics of taste, and upon opening makes a sound which is less heard of in these modern times and still makes your mouth water....
Notes from the Winemaker:
This wine is rich and sensual with an adoring complexity. It is cloudy from natural sediments and soft yet drying to the taste. It smells very clearly of its origins in terms of place and fruit. An exciting, lifted nose with cardamom spice, white stonefruit and tropical floral notes. Complex in structure, with a gentle phenolic, tension, and underlying salinity. Once opened, this wine will last, even improve, for a number of days afterwards, so take your time, savour and drink in moderation, with love and gratitude, but always remember to keep another bottle handy!
Wine from BioGro Certified Organic and Demeter Certified Biodynamic Grapes.
Total Acidity: 5.4g/l
Alcohol: 14.4% Vol
Residual Sugar: Nil
Skin Contact: 77 days
Added SO2: 48mg/l
Harvest Date: 8th April 2015
Bottled: 10th March 2016
Released: 1st June 2016