Ephemera Vermentino 2017
Ephemera is the project of Rhen Dodd and Janelle De Gabriele. The project aims to be an ongoing exploration of Victorian vineyards, with a lean to sustainable and considered viticulture. There are no fixed regions, and the varietals sourced are ones that we believe are well suited to the region.
The wines are made with as little tinkering in the cellar as possible, especially during fermentation. All the wines are fermented naturally and see some time in seasoned barrels for ageing on full solids. Skins and stalks are included in all ferments to varying degrees, as we believe this helps to convey site expression. No fining or filtering is employed. - Ephemera
The Vermetino is sourced from the Chalmers vineyard in Heathcote. Rich and textural wine, with lemon, barley, lime peel, white stone fruit, slight sea spray notes, and dried herbal notes. The nuttiness adds another dimension to the wine while the natural acidity provides a good backbone. This is great to drink now and holds up wonderfully with spicy asian food or seafood.