Nikau - 2019 ‘Tolone’ White

2019 ‘Tolone’ White

Riesling, Chardonnay
Gippsland, VIC

"The wine seems very refined. It is a dainty 9% alcohol but you wouldn’t know it. It has incredible structure and presence. It is an elegant and haunting thing of beauty (I don’t say such things about my own wines lightly). It has so much vitality and freshness and is a very individual wine in it’s on right.

Winemaking: the aim here is to do as little as possible and let the fruit reflect the site and soils with utmost transparency. There were 48 hours of skin contact with a very light maceration. After the cold soak as whole bunches it was pressed directly to a small stainless tank for a long cool ferment. There it sat for 8 months on full solids without being disturbed at all. It was then bottled by hand directly from that tank (without racking or moving the tank). It has spent a further 18 months in bottle since composing itself. There is nothing added to the wine at any stage of the process. 390 bottles produced