Momento Mori - 2019 Etcetera Etcetera
"This is a versatile wine. A wine you can happily pour, a wine you can take to the park or a party. A wine you can drink from the bottle if so desired ! It does not lack in quality, structure or energy though so can quite happily fit a far more serious bill too. This is a wine that definitely punches above it’s weight. Once again, as it’s namesake suggests, this cuvée is an eclectic blend of components. It is crafted each year to resemble a style of wine I revere (an energetic and complex light red).
As always all fruit was grown organically and ferments were spontaneous without additions. The 2019 version is made up of Schioppettino ‘blanc de blanc’ 50%, and 50% Syrah rosé. The ferments and elevage were entirely in stainless steel and were left on full solids for 1.5 years. The individual wines were then blended 6 months ago to allow time to rest and harmony to develop before bottling with a minimal amount s02 (20ppm to be exact).
The culmination is a very unique and cohesive wine, light, fresh and very energetic with loads of complexity and structure. Drink slightly chilled." – Dane Johns
Variety Schioppettino, Syrah || Region Heathcote, VIC || ABV 12% || Vol 750ml