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2017 Sigurd White Blend barossa valley, australia
$32

Winemaker Dan Graham has flipped his learning from life in big company winemaking into this expressive solo project, Sigurd.
Barossa Valley on show, through a seemingly unique lens. Of this wine Dan Graham says “beautiful acidity in that cool weather”. It’s 50% riesling, 25% traminer, 15% garganega, the rest, chardonnay and viognier. It’s picked separately, with a percentage of the riesling whole bunch, left as is for about two weeks to ferment and macerate. Traminer also spends time on skins. “Thrown together, and this is what I ended up with”, flippant Dan! Seems like there’s quite a bit of consideration here, certainly shows some winemaking nous.
Lovely wine. Bright, fresh, textural, dialling in a good deal of complexity set to stacks of vitality. It opens up beautifully in the glass too. Perfume of nashi pear, Real Lemonade, ginger, with the palate on a similar track. Medium weight, fine chalkiness, squishy citrus finish. This is much more about texture than the full assault of structural orange wine, though it would loosely fall under that umbrella term. Like. Mike Bennie - The Wine Front

Origin barossa valley, australia
Year 2017
Varietal white blend
Style park wines