|Grape/Varietal : Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc||Color : Red|
|Origin : Margaret River||Bottle Size : 75cl|
|Region : Australia||ABV : 12.4%|
|Vintage : 2018||Natural Factor: No Sulphur|
Sam Vinciullo is producing what we think, is one of the most unique and exciting wines in Australia. After years spent working in California, other parts of Australia and notably, Mount Etna with Frank Cornelissen and the others. He returned home to Western Australia and produced his first vintage in 2015. Recently, Sam moved into a property of his own at Cowaramup. It is complete with a small winery and six hectares of planted vines aged from 22 years to 35 years: dry farmed, own rooted Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc planted to a surprisingly diverse soil composition for such a small site.
Though the vineyards have been farmed organically for years, Sam is going a step further, and is currently in the process of converting the vineyard to progressive farming including practices like using seaweed spray for its anti-fungal properties and micro-nutrients with treatments for powdery mildew limited to sulphur and Ecocarb (Potassium Bicarbonate). There are small chicken coops that can be moved around the vineyard for compost and insect management. Sam’s wines are not fined or filtered and are made purely from organic fruit, hand harvesting, gentle pressing and wild yeast ferment. He does not use sulphur or preservatives at any stage.
A blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc grown by Sam Vinciullo. This wine is a perfect expression of Sam’s site and 2018 vintage. All grapes were handpicked, destemmed and basket pressed. Sauvignon Blanc was fermented on skins for varying amounts of time. The wine is vibrant, full of spice and crunch which will improve for many years to come. Dry, medium body and super quaffable. Notes of strawberry, cherry, plum and minerals.
Pairs Well With:
Bulgogi Pork on Toast
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