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2019 Manon 'Wild Nature Ozone' Pinot Gris 750mL

$50.00
Region: Forest Range - Adelaide Hills, SA Variety: Pinot Gris Manon Farm is perched high up (600masl) on the Forest Range ridge of the Adelaide Hills. The ridge was formed some 600 million years ago during the Cambrian period and as such there is a great complexity of very, very old rocks. The abundance of quartz and mica makes for very mineral driven wines. The farm is 25 acres in total with 15 of that devoted to vines which have been planted progressively since 1993. The vines are dry farmed and the land is tended with biodynamic practices. They don't wish to control nature but, rather, work with it. This approach allows for a truly diverse working farm with vines, orchards, vegetables and native forest. In the words of their distributor, Cam: 'this is one of the most important farms in South Australia'. ‘The Wild Nature collection is lead by experiment and the willingness to see and feel those ‘what if’ elements in life. We do not prune, tend or tame these vines. They are left to their own orchestration, growing petite bunches and forming a wave-like canopy over the wires that remain in the vineyard. Not neglected, but left without the controlling touch of human hands, resulting in a truly unique and wild wine. Ozone is carbonic fermented Pinot Gris. The whole bunches are placed in a stainless steel tank and the lid is sealed shut. The natural yeasts present on the berries create a very healthy fermentation and we are left unknown to what goes on below the lid, trusting the process until we open after 35+ days. The fermenting juice is then gently extracted using our basket press and bucketed into aged oak barrels - where it is re-introduced to oxygen. It is left in barrel to develop and bottled later in spring. It is wild, interesting, tantalising and a wine to keep the true lovers loving and we hope interested! On opening this wine let it have a chance to take a breath in your glass. Please do not shake the the wine or decant with vigour - treat it with delicacy. Enjoy from a chilled temperature and allow to blossom.’ - Notes from the Winemakers, Monique & Tim