Beast - 2019 001 Negro Amaro
A collaboration between two long time South Australian friends, winemaker Sam Smith and visual artist Lucas Croall. The wines are based on a series of works that Lucas created during art school, and Sam, ever the inventive, has created wines that reflect their vibrancy and energy. Sam is known for his experimental wine making methods, often infusing the ferments with Australian botanicals to remarkable effect. He famously made a "creaming soda" wine once. This wine is all Negroamaro, an Italian varietal that grows happily in the Riverlands. It is pressed into smoked maple puncheons, and bottled without any preservatives. It is rich, unique and exciting. Only 666 bottles made, too.
Varietal Negroamaro || Region Riverlands, SA || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750mL