Whistler Wines 'Back to Basics' Skin Contact White

$270.00

Whistler Wines 'Back to Basics' Skin Contact White

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Barossa Valley, SA
ALC: 11.0%

Feeling adventurous? Keep reading. This one’s not for the faint hearted. Whole bunch fermentation and a wild imagination mean this Semillon, Riesling, Pinot Blanc & White Frontignac blend is enough to make a purist weak. But at Wine Brothers, purists we ain’t. We lap this stuff up. Fruit driven and complex, this one opens up best after a few days. Untouched, no additions or preservatives so ready to drink now. Unreal.

Wine smarts have run in the Pfeiffer family for four generations. Great-grandfather Albert worked his South Australia vines in barefoot, father worked with Penfolds for nearly thirty years, including overseeing the Grange vineyards viticulture, before first planting vines in the Barossa Valley in 1994. Now Josh leads the latest generation’s organic approach by dodging out, hilling back on and harvesting the fruit at optimum ripeness during the cool of the night. With solid grounding in the past but a passionate eye on the future, when these guys talk, we’re all ears.

FROM THE WINEMAKER

"This is a white wine made like a red wine, it is fermented on skins, and in the case of the White Frontignac, it is fermented as whole bunches. This process extracts more colour, flavour, tannin and phenolics from the skins, seeds and stalks. Not for the faint hearted, you need to go into this wine with an open mind, and try it over a few days. This wine tends to open up after a few days, but if you intend on drinking it all in one sitting, I would recommend decanting the wine before drinking. A layer of lees will settle at the bottom of the bottle, so simply roll the wine before you open it (similar to a Coopers Pale Ale). Given the nature of this wine, try to serve it around 12-16 degrees celsius, any cooler and the wine will look quite closed. No additions have been made to this wine, no sulphur, no fining agents, no yeast, no adic, no anything. It is completely natural and untouched. I hope you enjoy!"

FOOD MATCHING

A wine like this has a story to tell, so get your friends around you for a sharing style feast. Fish or veggie options are no-brainers.

RATING

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