Fermented for 10 months in amphora, before further ageing in 50 litre “glass vats” (no, me neither – are they some kind of huge demi-john?) before bottling without filtration or fining.
The producer states that this was skin fermented, but one wouldn’t know. Beautifully fresh on the nose, with loads of white peach, melon and ripe grapefruit aromas.
The fruit feels really pure, well defined and quite upfront. There’s an attractive salinity/minerality to the finish, and the lightest hint of phenolics.
A delicious, youthful fruit-forward wine, but one that doesn’t quite deliver on the promise of its production methods or its big blend.