Lucy M - 2020 Le Petit Blanc Pétillant
"A golden wine with a solid persistent bead that elevates to white peach and almond blossoms singing from the effervescence. It tastes like wheat swaying in the wind on a warm summer's day while biting into a crisp cold granny-smith apple, ooh la la!
Some of the Semillon is wild farmed and some is spur pruned pink Semillon and is grown at the Magpie Springs farm in the Hope Valley. It has sandy soil and is at the top of a hill near the ocean with strong ocean breezes sometimes. The vines are 25 years old and VSP trained and spur pruned. The grapes are destemmed and left to rest for 4 days allowing juice to soak up the flavour, colour and a little tannin from the skins. It is then pressed into a 680L ceramic egg and fermented for two weeks until there is the perfect amount of sugar to finish in bottle with a good level of spritz. Then it is aged on lees in bottle for four months and disgorged." – Anton van Klopper
All of Anton's wines are made from organically farmed grapes, picked early for lower alcohol and vinified with zero additives. No chemicals are ever used in the winery – not even to clean (only water is used and occasionally alcohol which he distills himself). Wine for the purest of purists among you.
Variety Semillon || Region Adelaide Hills, SA || ABV 11% || Vol 750ml