2017 Momento Mori True Love Waits
From Dane: This wine is always a special release for me. The fruit comes from the very closely guarded top corner of the Chalmers Mt Camel vineyard and is a part of the very first vines planted there.
Grown organically in an ultra-rocky mix of Ironstone, Dolerite, Green Basalt & Jasper.I consider myself very fortunate to be given access to a small amount of this pristine fruit each year as the rest of it is always kept for their own wines.
After the 2015 and 2016 releases of this cuvée I decided it needed more time on elevage and in bottle to show It’s full potential. Thus in 2017 there was no release and it was held back until now.
The wine was fermented in stainless then racked to very old barrels for 5 months and then back to stainless for another year before bottling. Every movement of the wine was by gravity. No Adds, No S02.
The wine drinks more like Cru Beaujolais than your typical Nero and has a lot of mineral depth. It is very well structured whilst still being light and energetic. The nose is incredibly perfumed with loads of blue/black fruit and stony minerality. The tension and energy are glass-like and it has a super vibrant acidity to the whole thing. Apologies, the allocations on this one are small as there were only 75 Cases made.