2019 Momento Mori 'Etc Etc' Red
Region: Heathcote, VIC
Variety: Schioppettino, Syrah
Dane and wife Hannah started Momento Mori with the intention to craft wines that, before anything else, respect the living. Hence the name, as memento (spelt with an e) mori is an artistic or symbolic reminder of the inevitability of death. The concept being rooted in the philosophers of classical antiquity. Thanks, philosophy. The wines, thankfully, are vivacious and vigourous. They farm organically and all that can be done by hand is. Small ferments, wild yeasts, no fining, filtering or additions at any stage. The fruit, therefore, can speak its piece, unadulterated, naked as it came.
‘This is a versatile wine. A wine you can happily pour, a wine you can take to the park or a party. A wine you can drink from the bottle if so desired! As always all fruit was grown organically and ferments were spontaneous without additions. This is 50% Schioppettino ‘blanc de blanc’ and 50% Syrah rosé. The individual wines were blended six months ago to allow time to rest and harmony to develop before bottling with a minimal amount sulphur. The culmination is a unique and cohesive wine: light, fresh and very energetic with loads of complexity and structure. Drink slightly chilled.' - note from the winemaker, Dane