DUNE TÉNÉRÉ is about exploring different winemaking techniques to make a wine with texture, phenolics and flavour complexity. We use Chenin Blanc from a neighboring property in Blewitt Springs planted in 1950 and grown on sand.
Once the fruit is picked, it is destemmed and straight to an open fermenter to complete its fermentation on skins. Once the fermentation is complete we cover the ferment and leave it on skins for an extended period before pressing to barrel. We age TÉNÉRÉ in used French hogsheads for approximately 6 months before bottling. TÉNÉRÉ is bottled with no fining and no filtration, hence the wine will have a cloudy appearance.
Aromas of peach skin, preserved lemons, brine and almond. The palate is defined by the waxy texture and fine chalky tannin which makes it a very interesting food wine. The palate has plenty of pears, lemon barley, saline and tonic like finish.