Express Winemakers - 2020 Drinking Orange

"A blend of the past two vintages, made predominantly of Riesling with a little Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. A parcel from the L’enclos du Tertre was combined with fruit from two other vineyards, and made in the same method of stomping and leaving for five to six days on skins and stalks before basket-pressing to old oak. This is a little rounder in body than the L'orange due to the Sauvignon Blanc component as well as the extra age.

We farm our vineyards using organic practices eschewing the use of synthetic chemicals. We don’t irrigate our vineyards forcing the vines to send roots deep into the sub-soil. Our fruit is all hand harvested and crushed by foot, commonly employing whole bunches including the stalks. Both primary and malo-lactic fermentation occur spontaneously with native yeast and bacteria. Movement of the wine is kept to a minimum and no fining or filtration is used. We believe that these practices as well as being better for the environment, help create delicious wines that express a sense of place." – Express Winemakers

Variety Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon || Region Great Southern, WA || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml