Dormilona - 2020 House Pet Nat
Translating as ‘lazy bones’ in Spanish, the name Dormilona is as evocative of Josephine Perry’s methods as it is also entirely unrepresentative of herself and her work ethic. The message here, of course, is a hands-off approach to making, but that ‘neglect’ is benign and underpinned by a rigorous approach to farming and fruit sourcing. This is particularly unusual in a region of Margaret River, famed for its larger, more conventional wineries. While some ‘conventional’ fruit has been employed at times, the vast majority is organic or biodynamic, with the intent for it to be all so, especially with the winery now certified organic.
Everybody loves a little House Pet! A single vineyard, dry & bio-dynamic grown Grenache from the Burnside vineyard, Wallcliffe. Hand harvested, whole bunch pressed to tank. Let to naturally ferment then transferred to bottle with a little sugar to give the a bright sparkling bubble. Sans sulphur!
Varietal Grenache || Region Margaret River, WA || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750mL