95 Points Campbell Mattinson, Winefront
Small pot wines are winemaker selections that can be as small as one or two barrels. They can be a winemaking trial, a favourite barrel, or a wine style that’s a little different and of interest. These are wines that tell an individual story of something unique at the Estate. Whole bunch fermentation is used to produce extra complexity and tannin structure.
25% Whole bunch, hand-picked, double sorted grapes, careful drain and return regime, 15 months maturation in French oak (35% new), no fining just filtration. Certified Organic/Biodynamic.
“Shiraz from two blocks of the Yangarra vineyard. 25% whole bunches/50% whole berries. Cold soak, wild yeast, open fermenters, kept on lees, matured in all-French oak, 35% new. Certified organic/biodynamic. It’s a dense style and yet it remains remarkably fresh. This is the best of many worlds. Plush plum, savoury cloves and spice, silken slips of smoky/cedary oak, emery-board tannin. It’s almost raw with freshness and yet it’s complex and vinous. It’s lengthy. There’s a sense of wonder to this wine. It’s perfectly formed.” – 95 Points Campbell Mattinson, Winefront