Konpira Maru Disco Pocket Riesling Vermentino 2019
'This wine was inspired by the man of the people Ben “Bantsy” Loughman. He’s a very very handsome man with impeccable music tastes and harder buns than a gluten-free bakery. This wine is a zesty combo of Whitlands Riesling and Alpine Valley Vermentino. We actually made a Vermentino in our second year – I loved it and Sam hated it. As I later discovered, this also reflected our different opinion on a range of things, including smiling.
Site: Dalbosco Brothers, Porepunkah, and Croucher Vineyard, Whitlands
Production: 80% Riesling and 20% Vermentino. Riesling was pressed with pressings separated and diverted for this wine. Fermented at 18C with Vermentino ferment (75% through ferment) that had been partially carbonically macerated for 5 days. A touch of sulphur added at bottling, unfixed and unfiltered. 13.1% 1456 bottles.
Tasting notes: Hubba Bubba nose with a summer citrus pallet of lemon and passionfruit. Broad acid and a fine line of tannin.'
- Konpira Maru