VHS Wines - Beast 003 Riverland Vermentino
VHS is 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 winemaking methods, often infusing the ferments with Australian botanicals to remarkable effect. He famously made a "creaming soda" wine once.
'Beast 003' is their 3rd wine in the series of 18 in total. It's all Vermentino (organic), an Italian varietal that grows happily in the Riverland. The grapes spent two months on skins before being pressed to a single maple wood-smoked Francois Freres Puncheon for 9 months of elevage. Bottled without any additives; including zero sulphur. It is rich, unique and exciting. Only 666 bottles produced.
Variety Vermentino || Region Riverlands, SA || ABV 12.5% || Vol 750ml