2016 A Boy with Fruit White Blend
Some pretty exciting stuff from Mudgee, NSW... This is an aromatic 2016 White Grape Blend of whole berry fermented Semillon (80%) and Viognier (20%). The grapes are fermented together whole berry, foot-trod and hand plunged. They are then gently pressed off to finish fermentation and malolactic in old oak barrels and tank. This allows a softness, richness and creaminess from total fermentation to completion. The two vineyards used for this wine are from higher altitude hillside sites from Mullamuddy and Rylestone. The soil is leaner and higher Alkali with quartz, basalt and red volcanic clay. 2016 was a longer, dry, vintage with early rain – but it stayed unusually dry as a biscuit for the remainder of version.