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Gypsy is made using our home grown organic Chardonnay, which is picked early to get some lovely fresh green apple characters and pressed off skins for cool fermentation in stainless steel. Like a well-bred English girl of yesteryear, Gypsy is sent off to finishing school in the Barossa (not Switzerland in this case) to find her fizz, before coming home to be presented to polite society for all to see and admire in her gorgeous packaging.
‘Gypsy’ is a classic Blanc de Blancs style, with a pale straw colour (with a hint of green apple), fine mousse and gentle characters of citrus. A splendid wine for celebration, Gypsy is also a versatile wine, try with oysters or anything else that takes your fancy. Serve chilled.
Wanderer is made using a few different vintages of Petit Verdot, a grape variety which hails originally from Bordeaux. This allows us to create a blend with complexity and freshness.
Later ripening Petit Verdot from our vineyard block up near cellar door is gently picked before being taken down the hill to the winery to be crushed before undergoing open fermentation. Once through ferment, the PV is pressed off skins and sent to stainless steel vessels. It doesn’t spend any time in oak, as we want to retain the wonderful dark fruit vibrancy of the variety. In a similar vein to the Spring Seed Blanc de Blancs (Gypsy), the Wanderer is sent off after ferment and ageing on the vinous equivalent of a Grand Tour to find its fizz. In this case, the Wanderer is sent up to a winery in the Barossa, whereas the English Gentleman in the 17th and 18th Centuries went off around Europe to learn about classical antiquity and mix with the great families and houses on the continent. The Wanderer then returns home, enlightened and ready to be sent into polite society to be enjoyed. By you, that is.
‘Wanderer’ is an elegant yet full bodied sparkling red made using our own home-grown organic Petit Verdot. It has a vibrant bright purple colour, with a nose ripe with blueberries, plum, black cherry and a hint of violets. It is perfect as an aperitif or can enjoyed with a variety of food. Serve chilled.