Salty, Textured, Warming Whites

Salty, Textured, Warming Whites


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This 3 pack contains one bottle of each wine and is delivered in our plant-based, planet-friendly premium packaging: 

2021 The Hermit Ram Salty White
North Canterbury, New Zealand

Theo's ode to the New Zealand coastline near Kaikōura, where they are, and an attempt to marry both the saline and floral elements of their land. The winemaking techniques used on the Sauvignon Blanc/Muller-Thurgau blend are kinda wild here - part of the blend is fermented whole bunch and aged in stainless steel, part is directly pressed then fermented and aged in amphora and two neutral barrels are filled and left untopped to develop a flor. Everything is then blended before getting bottled unfined and unfiltered. So, yeah...

Scents of green herb, light floral notes (that's from the Muller-Thurgau), jasmine, lemon curd, tropical fruit and a lot of saline character. Juicy on the palate with tingly, saline acidity and a gentle, savoury nuttiness too (that's from the flor development). This is a wild ride of a wine and another one of the aces up Theo's sleeves. Lip-smacking good times!

2018 Rosewood Winery Neptune
Niagara, Ontario

2018 Neptune, aptly named after the god of the sea. Why Neptune? After the juice spends its light in terracotta pots for 18 months a rich and distinct saline character emerges. 100% Riesling harvested from the Renaceau Vineyard (winery home block). After pressing, the juice was transferred to 60% neutral French oak puncheons + 40% unlined clay amphora. Each portion was fermented using non-selected wild yeast, then matured on lees for 18 months in these vessels. Full malo. Bottled without fining or filtration. Tastes like an ocean sea breeze wrapped inside the arms of a juicy lemon.

2021 Barraco Fior di Bianco
Marsala, Sicily

Nino Barraco's wines come with an uncanny sense of place. With each swirl and sip, they transport you to Marsala; the warmth, the breeze, the golden light and the sense that the sea is never too far away. They are savoury, sun-kissed wines that, like Nino, have a lot to say. From Nino's youngest vines planted over sand, this is mostly Grillo, with a little Catarratto and a touch of Zibibbo in the mix. The grapes were fermented on the skins for just a day, before being pressed off to vats for a short rest. The result is a pretty and perfumed wine that takes you straight to the Sicilian seaside with its citrus, wildflowers, sea salt and brine. A wonderful aperitif that has a natural affinity with anything from the sea.

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