2018 Rasa 'A Dry White Blend' Barossa Valley, Australia

2018 Rasa 'A Dry White Blend' Barossa Valley, Australia


Vineyard notes: The semillon(pink hued Madeira clone) and muscat(blanc à petits grains) vineyard is planted on shallow to moderately deep acidic soils on rose quartz, 250m above sea level, dry grown, historically used for fortified wines. Riesling is planted 460m above sea level with a similar soil profile. Organic farming on all sites, and all vine age is between 65-80 years. Yields are quite low at 16 hl/ha.
Winemaking: Hand-picked and destemmed, native yeast ferment on skins in stainless steel. Aging in 10+ year old French oak hogsheads (300 liter) for 15 months with one racking away from gross lees via gravity. Basket pressed oxidatively over a 6 hours. Post ferment maceration for semillonand muscatwas 7 and 42 days respectively. No maceration for Riesling, but developed flor in barrel. Full malolactic fermentation for everything, sulfur addition as the one and only add. Bottled at 15ppm free SO2.

Production size:800 bottles