Save Our Souls Vermentino 2021
Alc/vol. 12.8% 320 dozen made
Goulbourn Valley – Box Grove Vineyard
Bright Spring sunshine in appearance. Mediterranean in style with hints of lime, pear, and crushed stones on the nose. Medium bodied, with punchy pink grapefruit zest, slightly salty, minerals with a snappy texture.
The Vermentino fruit for 2021 came to us in near perfect condition, a testament to Sara Gough at Box Grove where we source the fruit from. The vines thrive in the granite sands and layers of ancient river gravel of this vineyard.
Destemmed, then pressed, no cuts (all available juice was taken). These pressings went into straight to a stainless-steel tank to be chilled for 48 hours. After one week, with fermentation beginning, it was transferred to barrel. The wild fermentation proved to be very healthy and vigorous as it went to dryness. Malolactic fermentation occurred naturally, and the wine was bottled in February with minimal racking and filtration.
Minimal SO2 added at bottling.