Fermented in large handmade terracotta ‘Huevos’ - an egg shaped fermenter that we store the grapes in for 6 months. Pressed lightly in the heart of winter after the solstice. Once the lid was removed we discovered the whole bunches were still in such pristine condition. Fermentation was very delicate and the berries still whole, pure and full of life. The longer maceration luring in the chalky tannins, creating texture to awaken the taste buds. With its soft fermentation and time in bottle, the fruit is beaming with light and brightness. Selene is the Greek Goddess of the moon. Apt, as we spend much of our farming, growing and living life with focus and respect to this glowing orb and the ancient peoples who worked with the Moon in the movements of their life. Our inspiration coming from the ancient island of Ithaki in the Ionian Sea, the first place to see the sun rise and set daily; Tairawhiti (Gisborne) in Aotearoa, and the spiritual and wise Peramangk Country in South Australia where we are based. This is a new cuvée from us, respectful to past traditions and a special one that we are enjoying very much. A wine for when the sun sets. - Winery Note
Manon is the label for Tim Webber and Monique Millton, farmed from their high altitude vineyard in the Adelaide Hills. Tim and Mon have a strong belief in working with nature, and have implemented a number of different programs to support this. Everything in the vineyard is done by hand, following biodynamic principles, they have begun to gradually remove introduced flora, and replant with native vegetation, as well as encouraging native animals, such as kangaroos, who keep the grasses under control, but don't damage the soils through compaction.
A similar philosophy is utilised in the winery, with everything carried out slowly and without any additions. Bunches are harvested by hand, carefully sorted and then allowed to ferment naturally, with indigenous yeasts. Left to settle over the winter months, the wines are finally bottled unfined and unfiltered. These are natural wines - a pure expression of their site and fruit.
|Product Type||Wine White Other Varietals & Blends|
|Sub Region||Adelaide Hills|