2018 Basket Range Primavera
We love Sholto and Louis Broderick. Their family are the original grape growers of the Basket Range... So a lot of things you have consumed, have come from their fruit. Notes from Sholto, who just celebrated his 18th birthday..: This is Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. It was cool this year to see what direct pressing Cabernet and Pinot did- some of our friends had done this, so we were really keen to see how it looked from our place. These were picked earlier and directly pressed to Barrel for ferment. This year we also got some fruit from a vineyard in mt compass- Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The Chardonnay and Pinot Gris were directly pressed to barrel, with also one barrel of skin contact Pinot Gris. ***ORANGE WINE!!!!***. I thought that the original blend for this wine would be Chardonnay, Pinot and Cabernet- it had good lemony acidity. But then Giorgio came and we looked at adding the two Pinot Gris components, which added a some bones to sit on the zing.