Rachis & Derma - 2020 Aromatiq!
Hand-harvested Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Riesling in equal parts and destemmed to vessel for co-fermentation. Fermentation occurred naturally along with Malolactic Fermentation. The must was hand-plunged during fermentation and post-maceration. After 26 days the vessel was emptied to press and the finished wine was transferred to tank prior to transferring to neutral 500L puncheon.
In spring of 2021 the wine was racked to tank for settling and then bottled in June 2021, with its lees, unfiltered and unfined without any additions of any kind.
Aromatic, indeed! A rush of peach, orange blossom and lemon zest on the nose, with hints of Earl Grey tea and orange marmalade opening to mouth watering acidity and tannic structure. Dried orange, thyme and sage accords add depth and character to this succulent skin-contact wine. To be enjoyed on a warm day in the sun as an aperitif, or with hard cheeses and curried dishes.