Categorized | Margaret River, other whites

Heretic Wines White 2018

It’s savagnin made with ‘benign neglect’, according to winemaker Dan Stocker, but he’s joking, he’s over the ferments, watching the wines, considered with topping, allowing the wine to rest on lees after natural fermentation and using no additives, ‘it’s hard doing nothing’, he concludes. Savagnin from Margaret River, ey? Cool.

Complex wine imbued with plenty of DNA of the variety, saline lift, salty tang, nuttiness, waxy texture, fresh and dried apple characters. It blossoms in the glass, builds richness, drops some vinegary lift, settles into generosity and it’s pool of chalky-sea spray acidity. It’s delicious, fascinating drinking. It’s slightly wild edged in the best possible way. Detail and drinkability hand-in-hand. I’m in.

Tasted : DEC18
Price : $26
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2018 - 2020
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