[SHIPPING FROM 1ST SEPTEMBER]
Late Harvest Wines:
1. La Voluta • Mosaic • Grenache, Carignan • Roussillon, France • 2019 • Red -
Wild card. Super late harvest blend of three different wines to create one.
Wine one is made from Black Schist Grenache Noir vines picked overripe in October, macerated whole bunch for 30 days. Wine two is a blend of Carignan and Grenache Noir from Trellis trained vines planted on clay-calcareous. Carignan pressed directly and the whole bunches of Grenache Noir macerated/infusing in the juice for 6 days before pressing. Wine three is Grenache Noir from trellis trained vines planted on clay Calcarous. Macerated whole bunch for 20 days.
After 9 months of separate elevage the wines are blended and left for a further 9 months of elevage before bottling with no sulphur.
2. Domaine de Thalie • Atout Vent • Chardonnay • Bourgogne, France • 2019 • White - Burgundian Chardonnay that is no oaked vanilla. Peter Gierszewski harnesses a unique micro-climate that is 300 and 400m above sea level. The vines sustain sun from 9am until sundown daily but never cook, due to the high altitude wind which acts as the perfect cooling agent, hence the name ‘Atout Vent’ meaning ‘Wind Asset’. This means the grapes are allowed to ripen all the way into September. Limestone, clay, marl and granite stoney top soils are infused with minerals from polyculture, cattle farms and forestry, a far cry from the monoculture found North in the region.
3. Cascina Zerbetta • Shan Pan • Sauvignon Blanc • Piedmont, Italy • 2020 • Sparkling White - Rarely do we share two wines from one winemaker. However, here we wanted to show how Paolo Malfatti uses his extensive knowledge to create two wildly different late harvest wines, mostly using the same grape, Sauvignon Blanc. For 'Shan Pan' the grapes are destemmed, pressed, and then fermented on natural yeast in a steel tank. Racked to get rid of the unwanted lees, the wine is then re-fermented in bottle using the must from late harvest grapes which are preserved in the fridge. No added sulphur, unfined and unfiltered.
4. Cantina Giardino • Tu • Field Blend • Campania, Italy • 2020 • Rosé - This wine the most incredible ruby hue. The main component is Aglianico which is a grape harvested far later than most. Grown on volcanic vines 500m high up in the Campanian hills of Montemarano in Irpinia. The grapes can ripen for longer thanks to the salty sea breeze. Alongside a bit of Primitivo, Piedirosso and Coda di Volpe, they’re allowed just 2 days skin contact before being pressed off to chestnut casks to rest for 6 months.
5. Cascina Zerbetta • Quattrocento • Sauvignon Blanc • Piedmont, Italy • 2019 • White - Mineral goodness. Sauvignon Blanc from red clay ‘terra rossa’ soil, picked late in September. Month long fermentation is kicked off in steel tanks with natural yeasts. On the lees for three months with some battonage before racking. Unfined and unfiltered.
6. Tasting notes and food pairings in a bespoke booklet.
7. Poster with artwork by George Vicary printed on 270gsm mohawk paper.
8. Oranj Stickers