Notes from the winemaker, Tim Sproal aka Minim Wines!
Floyd returns, and as is tradition, there is no real tradition. Just lovely pink wine with boundless fruit and energy!! 2022 Floyd is a pink drink and all about the enjoyment of Nero D’Avola in its most youthful and vibrant form, lifted further with skin contact Pinot Gris. The Nero (70%) comes from the Chalmers vineyard in Northern Heathcote, picked early and macerated on skins for 3 days before being pressed and fermented in tank. The Pinot Gris, sourced from Faraday and grown on granite, macerated on skins for 12 days in tank before a light press, coming together with the Nero post ferment. Floyd rested on solids over winter and was then racked early Spring before bottling with some sulphur added. The fruit here is vivid and lifted and red and blue and energetic, tempered with a faint hummm of skin tannin and fresh natural acid. Pomegranate, stewed plums and strawberries with anise, poached quince…autumnal, but made for summer! Early spring Floyd is happily served at house temperature, but as these months warm up Floyd will find his way into fridges and eskies and hearts everywhere. ‘It’s the summer of this pink drink’ - Lloyd Meadows, Tortoise Espresso.