Cochineal, of course, the insect species that gives us the dye colour of carmine. I had to look that one up. Scieppan an old word for ‘create’. Also had to look that up. A quixotic, fledgling, avant garde wine project here. A blend of pinot noir, syrah, chardonnay here. All of the Yarra. Winemaker Ben Allinson cut his teeth making wine in the Canary Islands, of all places, and this wine takes some inspiration from lighter, fresher, minerally styles. You got it.
Light and fresh, tense and saline-minerally, barely there dark fruit, some dried sage leaf, a bit of brambly blackberry and black olive. Fragrant and fine boned but with slender tannin and bright acidity in synch. Great drink, this. Delicious! - The Wine Front