Sami-Odi Little Wine #6 NV

Fraser McKinley takes thinking and consideration to Olympic levels, in the most non-jock kind of way. Metered, thoughtful, precise and with a sense of calm and determination, McKinley farms his plots of the Hoffmann’s ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard from vines planted in 1996, 1995, 1994, 1960 and those planted somewhere-or-other prior to 1912. The varying parcels have been tended by hand by McKinley, nurtured in a way that has encouraged a gradual change across the entire vineyard. Farming is done without chemicals and set to lunar rhythms. Winemaking follows a similar non-interventionalist path, in as much as adding things or manipulation of the wine during fermentation, though of course this is a highly considered, crafted wine that takes on (in version #6), a blend  of barrels from 2016 (47%), 2015 (44%), 2013 (5%) and 2012 (4%). Quite a remarkable wine, indeed.

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Tasted : MAR17
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $40
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2017 - 2030
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