2019 Skin Fermented Vidal (Orange)/750ml
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Estate grown Vidal grapes are shoot and cluster thinned to intensify character and were hand harvested starting on October 20th; falling on a flower day within the biodynamic calendar. The clusters were foot trodden to gently squeeze about 30% of the berries – everything (rachis and berries) was included in multiple 5-ton capacity, stainless steel fermenters. Wild yeast and malolactic fermentation took place simultaneously over an average 21 day skin contact period. Gentle pressing, then settling in outdoor winter temperatures were followed by bottling with the inclusion of some lees. This wine is free of additives, including no sulphites.