|Grape/Varietal : Schioppettino||Color : Light-red|
|Origin : Gippsland||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 11.8%|
|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.
Being the first and so far the only Australian Brutal release, it is always with great care and responsibility that Dane has chosen the wines to wear this label. They are in essence wines with no SO2 and the ethos behind this label itself has always been inspiring in many ways. 2019 is a light red made from 100% Schioppettino. This is a super rare variety in Australia and indeed the rest of the world. Dane has had fruit from these vines for the last 3 years and has been slowly improving it each year. The wine was whole bunch fermented in stainless steel and very lightly pressed back into stainless where it rested for 12 months before bottling. The nose is such uplifting and sweet perfume. The body is light and very delicate yet beautifully structured and alive. There was only one tank produced. ABV 11.8%
Pairs Well With:
Southern Thai Cuisine
Deer Island - Yot Club