Blends are the new black....
This is a slightly lighter style of red that’s unique from anything we’re used to seeing here - or anywhere in the world really. Viognier has so much going for it in texture that it’s often compared to a red wine. The aim was to capture the amazing aromatics of this white variety and the colour and intensity of a red. The resulting wine has very soft tannins and an aroma that is both intriguing and delicious. Try to guess the variety (purposely not disclosed on the label) and it’s likely to bring the odd wine buff off their pedestal.
2x Mesmer Eyes
It’s in essence, a highly aromatic white wine (Gewürztraminer) fermented for the first few days on its grape skins, pressed off its skins and then decorated with a handful of red berries late in the ferment. This created a transformation from a white wine that tasted red to a more visually appealing pinky red wine that tastes like nothing else. This wine has been made for the more adventurous wine consumer looking for a light bodied, versatile red wine with a floral aromatic quality that was once only achievable in white wine.
2x Anna's Blend
This is a complex wine with an edgy personality. The oak barrel fermented Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon add structure whilst a good wack of highly aromatic Gewürztraminer grape provides a beautiful bouquet that might allude to a sweeter palate (but it’s actually quite tight and crisp on the finish). The parcels are all blended after fermentation and we deliberate for days on how much of each creates the perfect ‘Anna’s Blend’.