|Grape/Varietal : Vermentino, Moscato Giallo||Color : White|
|Origin : Gippsland||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 10.3%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: No Sulphur|
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.
This, the latest release from Momento Mori, a blend of Moscato Giallo and Vermentino which was grown using organic practices in Heathcote. It’s certainly aromatically-charged and, as the cuvée name suggests, filled with floral notes of Turkish delight, peach blossom and citrus rind that lead to a refreshing palate featuring green melon and a hint of saline. While perfect for daytime drinking under the sun, we think it’s also a brilliant match alongside spice-driven cuisines.
Pairs Well With:
Figs and cheese
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