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Inkwell Viognier 2017 South Australia McLaren Vale

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Inkwell Viognier 2017 Citrus peel scents, some green herbs, dash of dried apricot, ginger and bergamot. The palate is sweet-feeling while it’s a dry wine. There’s a grind of chalky tannin, slash of tangerine and a underlaying acidity. It’s fresh, fun, easy to drink.

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Inkwell  Viognier 2017

Inkwell  Viognier 2017 Citrus peel scents, some green herbs, dash of dried apricot, ginger and bergamot. The palate is sweet-feeling while it’s a dry wine. There’s a grind of chalky tannin, slash of tangerine and a underlaying acidity. It’s fresh, fun, easy to drink.

This is viognier fermented on skins replaces the Dub Style Tangerine Viognier. This is orange wine (or tangerine!). Its approachability is very high, with a textural but very fresh style.

GRAPE GROWING
Inkwell’s vineyards have been using sustainable farming principles and methods since we acquired the property in 2003. Our journey towards sustainability has been Inkwell’s source code.

In 2004, when we replaced the vineyard’s mid-row of annual weeds with a permanent grass sward to reduce weeds, we found that the soil stopped cracking open in summer and the competition with the new grass caused the vines to produce smaller grapes with more intense flavors. And, the vines started to ‘balance’ themselves. This was the “aha” moment that started our ongoing journey.

We began the process of restoring six acres of native vegetation in 2005 and eliminated inorganic fungicides and pesticides in 2006. Spiders and native birds re-appeared. Native birds now chase grape eating exotic birds away. Kangaroos, rabbits, foxes, lizards and snakes also reappeared and keep each other in balance.

Now we farm organically and biologically using composts and organic amendments to steadily build soil health and life. This allows us to harvest fully ripe grapes earlier and at lower sugar levels leading to more balanced wines.

Fruit ripeness is the window of time when rising sugars and declining acids reach an optimal balance of flavors.

Dudley and Irina walk and taste the rows of vines every day to find the neck hair raising moment of ripeness to pick.

We handpick our grapes into small bins with the help of backpackers before the sun gets too warm and de-stem whole fruit to small fermenters in the afternoon.

To make wine of freshness and intensity, we’ve chosen a less modern path than most. We shoot and fruit thin our vines for evenness throughout the season and are able to pick our grapes earlier in the season than most. We eliminated both fruit pumps and refrigeration that use a lot of electricity as well as damage fruit by using gravity fed small fermenters,. We hand plunge our wild ferments and, most importantly, don’t use DAP, tartaric acid, tannin or other common additions to our wine.

Our long, natural “wild” ferments preserve freshness while slowly extracting colour and intense flavours at lower alcohols than is common elsewhere. All wines are then gently basket pressed prior to ageing in first class oak barrels.

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Brands

Inkwell

Country

Australia, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Price

$20 – $50

Varietal

Other White Varietals, Skin Contact, Viognier

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