2017 SYR Tabilk Prosecco
Another Single Year Release - wines through which I can explore regions, varieties or ideas that sit outside the regular Little Reddie wines.
I love drinking good prosecco. I got in the habit during harvest in Italy when a little glass at aperitivo was so satisfying and refreshing.
In the glass
Fresh lime and green, fresh herbal aromatics - nettle and mint, like a dry mojito if I may.
Yuzu citrus, ultra pithy with a little tiny lick of curds on the pallet. There’s that tensile, jumpy energy from the porous granite soils, and a soft chalky grip that leaves you salivating.
Finishes clean and refreshing at 9.5%. So drinkable and begging for some sunshine.
From Sarah Gough’s beautiful Box Grove vineyard. Planted N/S orientation on decomposed granite flats at the western base of the Strathbogie ranges.
My aim was to make something that could give that easy, light satisfaction and maybe even show a little bit of place. This wine was made ‘by hand' as opposed to the mass production methods that dominate the Victorian prosecco landscape (machine harvest, bulk pressing, heavy hands in the winery).
Hand harvested by Sarah and her team, the fruit was very gently whole bunch pressed and fermented in tank. Bottled with a little bit of sugar remaining for the Pet'Nat fizz. The fermentation in bottle was extremely slow taking a full year and then some to get dry and fizzy. 18 months on fine lees in bottle, non disgorged so its a little bit cloudy.