|Grape/Varietal : Fiano, Vermentino, Malvasia||Color : White|
|Origin : Gippsland||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 11.5%|
|Vintage : 2019||Natural Factor: No Sulphur, Skin Contact, Organic|
Wine Insight :
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 is roughly 45% Fiano, 45% Vermentino and 10% Malvasia, all fermented separately in stainless steel using various fermentation techniques and all had a little less skin contact than in previous years. They all had at least 18 months elevage on full solids and were racked only once to assemble the final blend before bottling. The resulting wine is very poised, structured and energetic. It is light, laser focused and fresh whilst having a good amount of elegant structure with vibrant acidity. The fruit from the 2019 harvest was some of the best and it really is reflected in this wine.
Pairs Well With :
Figs and cheese
Sounds Like :
Still Corners - The Trip