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    Moondarra 'Studebaker' Bianco 2019

    Moondarra 'Studebaker' Bianco 2019

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    $24.99
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    $24.99

    Studebaker Bianco is one conclusion in a series of experiments in texture and tannin in white wine, a post punk, post natural, tangy, minerally, crunchy gargle. An unfiltered & skin fermented Pinot Grigio Friulano blend inspired by the wines of Josko Gravner. Fruit crushed, some juice left to ferment to dryness on skins, some partially fermented on skins and some just left for a few hours pre ferment. The portion fermented in small, open bins and the cap plunged occasionally to keep wet and avoid volatility, then drained to old oak with the yeast lees to integrate sourdough flavours from the autolysis of the lees. About a third of the juice was fermented in small, old oak without skin contact. Bottled without fining or filtration.

    Cherry blossom and jasmine aromatics, a pleasant overt green-melon ‘fruitiness’ on the palate. Texturally a joy. Leaving the wine unfiltered retained viscosity as well as almond blossom aromatics. The ‘phenolic’, skinsy crunch (which comes from the fermentation on skins) acts as a kind of picture frame around the wine defining the honeydew and pear flavours complimented by ginger spice confined within these borders.

    The wine works a treat with any crustaceans, and pan-fried vineyard snails, garlic and butter with nettles is a must try.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      Drinking well now, will keep.
    • Varieties

      Pinot Grigio Blend
    • Vintage

      2019
    • Alcohol Content

      13%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

    Critic Reviews (1)

    Mike Bennie

    93 points | April 2020

    A marriage of pinot grigio and friulano, skin fermented and bottled unfined/unfiltered. Fascinating wine delivering so much for the bucks.

    Fascinating wine and so delicious. Had me back at the glass constantly to check texture and various characteristics. Sort of green mango and ruby grapefruit meet tonic water, but that sounds weird and this isn’t. It feels golden and shiny in the mouth, bright, refreshing but strangely, in a way, nourishing. Gentle. Pretty. Lip-smacking. Intriguing. So damn good to roll around the tongue and swallow. Wonderful drinking.

    A marriage of pinot grigio and friulano, skin fermented and bottled unfined/unfiltered. Fascinating wine delivering so much for the bucks.

    Fascinating wine and so delicious. Had me back at the glass constantly to check texture and various characteristics. Sort of green mango and ruby grapefruit meet tonic water, but that sounds weird and this isn’t. It feels golden and shiny in the mouth, bright, refreshing but strangely, in a way, nourishing. Gentle. Pretty. Lip-smacking. Intriguing. So damn good to roll around the tongue and swallow. Wonderful drinking.

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    Regular price
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