2021 Little Frances Ramata

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‘Ramata’ adj. Copper coloured.

Organically grown at Yin Barun Vineyard just outside Benalla in North East Victoria.

Pinot gris fermented on skins with gentle punch-downs. After 7 days the free run was drawn off into a single barrel. It remained there undisturbed, until bottling via gravity in December 2021. No fining, no filtration and minimal sulphur.

When first tasting this barrel post-fermentation, it’s singular resolve left a big impression. So we decided to bottle it as a stand alone wine, one perfect barrel as a symbol of the fleeting rays of light that punctured an otherwise overcast 2021.

Tasting note: A luminous apricot pink hue, which smells like crushed raspberry, orange zest and freshly picked bay leaves. Mouth filling fruit flavours swirl with a gentle almond-like tannin. It’s juicy, generous and will have you reaching for more.

Try it ice-cold for refreshment, or let it come to room temperature and experience the wilder side of pinot gris.

Limited production. 25 cases only.