|Grape/Varietal : Field Blend||Color : Red|
|Origin : Gippsland||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 10.5%|
|Vintage : 2017||Natural Factor: No Sulphur|
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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 wine was the result of starting a ferment after our very first 2017 pick. Then subsequently every variety that we picked thereafter we added small amounts of the best fruit to the ferment to keep it going throughout the harvest. It ended up having a multitude of different varieties co-fermented. Approximately 50% Red and 50% White. It also ended up being the longest ferment of 2017 yet was the first to end up looking ‘complete’ and ready to go. The wine drinks something like a Ploussard or a savoury, and fresh Rose. At a fraction over 10% alcohol it is super complex, fresh and structured with a purity about it that is the essence of what I strive for in a wine. I only wish I’d made more of it ... This won’t last long at all."
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