Fermented in large handmade terracotta ‘Huevos’ - an egg shaped fermenter that we store the grapes in for 6 months. Pressed lightly in the heart of winter after the solstice. Once the lid was removed we discovered the whole bunches were still in such pristine condition. Fermentation was very delicate and the berries still whole, pure and full of life. The longer maceration luring in the chalky tannins, creating texture to awaken the taste buds. With its soft fermentation and time in bottle, the fruit is beaming with light and brightness.
Selene is the Greek Goddess of the moon. Apt, as we spend much of our farming, growing and living life with focus and respect to this glowing orb and the ancient peoples who worked with the Moon in the movements of their life. Our inspiration coming from the ancient island of Ithaki in the Ionian Sea, the first place to see the sun rise and set daily; Tairāwhiti (Gisborne) in Aotearoa, and the spiritual and wise Peramangk Country in South Australia where we are based.
This is a new cuvée from us, respectful to past traditions and a special one that we are enjoying very much. A wine for when the sun sets. - Manon Farm