2021 PALIOMERA Shiraz (no added sulphur)
Our 2021 DUNE Paliomera is produced from a very low cropping shiraz vineyard, which we blend with a small amount of sangiovese.
The fruit is hand-picked, de-stemmed and undergoes fermentation in small open fermenters, no additions of any kind.
The result is a lively and fresh wine that shows depth and concentration.
Producing a wine with no SO2 additions is not without its challenges so we aim to produce the very best quality fruit we can - the idea being that if the fruit naturally has a good balance of ripeness, acidity, sugar then the eventual wine has a better chance of holding up over time.
We don't have issues with sulphur use in making wine - its a very useful product! - this wine is simply an investigation of the fact that at times we find ourselves less enthusiastic about a wine once it has been sulphured.
"Blewitt Springs material. Abstemious yields. A dollop of sangiovese suffuses perk and a welcome edge to the tannins. Fermented wild on skins for several weeks. Pulpy. Fullish, but limpid and alive in the glass. The tannins, long limbed and succulent, as if chewing the most delicious grape until it disintegrates. Australians were once terrified of real tannins. Now we have wines like this to show us the way. Iodine, licorice allsorts, blue fruits, mint, soaring florals, polished suede...and the 3rd glass, please. 93 points" - Ned Goodwin, Halliday Wine Companion