|Grape/Varietal : Field Blend||Color : Red|
|Origin : Gippsland||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 12%|
|Vintage : 2019||Natural Factor: No Sulphur added|
Momento Mori was born out of a desire to make wines that first and foremost have respect for the living. ‘Momento Mori’ is Latin for ‘Remember that you have to die’ (or near to), after all… New Zealander Dane Johns started his career in wine working for Bill Downie in Victoria, later moving on to start his own label with fruit sourced from just a few organic growers throughout the region.
Dane works primarily with Italian varietals such as Fiano, Moscato Giallo, and Nero d’Avola that seem to shine in this climate. All of Dane’s wines are as hand-made as can be. Small ferments, wild yeast, no new oak, no mechanical pumps, no fining, no filtration, no additions. All of his wines are full of character, freshness and purity, and above all else, they are alive.
Its name suggests that this cuvée is an eclectic blend of components. It is crafted each year to resemble a style of wine that Dane loves, an energetic and complex light red. This 2019 version though is made up of 50% Schioppettino ‘blanc de noir’ and 50% Syrah rosé rather than many more varietals combined as was done previously. The ferments and élevage were entirely in stainless steel and were left on full solids for 1.5 years. The individual wines were then blended and left for 6 months to allow time for harmony to develop before bottling with a minimal amount SO2 (20ppm to be exact). The culmination is a very cohesive wine, fresh, very energetic with complexity. ABV 12.0%
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