Not reinventing the wheel here, but doing pet nat prosecco is kinda cool from our mate Neil Prentice, the sybarite winemaker and all round crazy cat from Gippsland, Victoria. Free spirit Neil has been thinking out of the box since he was in nappies, and has applied his creative vision to this unconventional but wildly delicious expression of Prosecco. It’s hazy like cloudy apple juice in the glass, offers a bouquet of nougat, buttered toast and green apple to sniff on. Flavours are fresh, green apple-y, citrusy, a little nutty and salty. It’s got lots of charisma and super high drinkability. A winner. And a great rendition of the party staple.
Balmy Nights Oo Yeh 2020
Oo Yeah like ouille. Organic chardonnay from the Ablington vineyard, with seven days skin contact and fermentation in concrete egg. This egg is kept topped up in the Jura style of ouille and boy do we like it...
S'Express Winemakers Stupid Little Chenin 2020
Zingy, zesty, ballistically drinkable number here. Yuzu meets bruised apples meets brown lime meets faint nuttiness. All happening here. This is a really intriguing, seriously refreshing, brisk and chewy white of texture and wild-edged appeal. That being said, like chenin? Well, this delivers a good hit of the variety in the unfiltered/unfined vein.
Das Juice Maceration 2020
Our skin contact wine is a blend of arneis (Peters Creek Vineyard – organic), sauvignon blanc (Brackenwood Vineyard – certified biodynamic) and riesling (Brackenwood Vineyard – certified biodynamic). Grapes were all hand picked on the same day before being de-stemmed and spent 16 days on skins before pressing where long slow natural ferment took place in tank. - Tom and James, Das Juice
Doom Juice X Sindy Sinn Rose 2020
It’s 60% sauvignon blanc and 40% pinot noir, with the sauvignon blanc skins sitting on top of the pinot for a few days. From Marlborough, New Zealand. Sustainably farmed, naturally fermented, no filtering or fining. The most smashable rose on the planet, this week at least. - The Wine Front
Little RaRa Gris 2020
Skin contact pinot gris is the new black. The wine that crosses the border between orange, rosé and back again, and this wine is certainly no exception. Peach and orange blossom with great crunchy acidity. Doesn't really matter which side of the fence it falls, as long as it's chilled and ready to go.