Red clay over schist with a predominance of iron stone quartz. 30+ year old vines. These vines cascade down the steep slope out the back of the winery. We start in the rows of Sauvignon Blanc and pick our way right across to the rows of Chardonnay. The grapes are brought 20 steps back to the cellar, foot stomped and macerated on their stems and skins overnight. Then, the following morning, we gently press over the course of a day, to clay amphora where it remains until bottling. Juno is a soft and pretty wine, owing much to the influence of the clay during elevage. It is vibrant and floral, evolving with some time in the glass. - 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|