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Manon Wild Nature Ozone Pinot Gris 2019 (Orange) (Preservative Free)

Manon Wild Nature Ozone Pinot Gris 2019 (Orange) (Preservative Free)

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Tasting Notes

The Wild Nature collection is lead by experiment and the willingness to see and feel those ‘what if’ elements in life. We do not prune, tend or tame these vines. They are left to their own orchestration, growing petite bunches and forming a wave-like canopy over the wires that remain in the vineyard, creating a wonderful umbrella on hot summer days for our Kangaroo mates. Not neglected, but left without the controlling touch of human hands, resulting in a truly unique and wild wine. - Winery Note

Ozone is a carbonically fermented Pinot Gris. The whole bunches are placed in a stainless steal tank and the lid is sealed shut. Preventing any oxygen, light or outside influence to this wine. We do not open this lid to do pump overs or use any gas in this process. The natural yeasts present on the berries create a very healthy fermentation and we are left unknown to what goes on below the lid trusting the process… until we open and smell after 35+ days. The fermenting juice is then gently extracted using our basket press and bucketed into aged oak barrels - where it is re-introduced to oxygen. It is left in barrel to develop and bottled later in spring. 

We leave the description of this wine to you as it presents itself is so many ways, styles, motions and emotions and is forever evolving. It is wild, interesting, tantalising and a wine to keep the true lovers loving and we hope interested! 

On opening this wine let it have a chance to take a breath in your glass. Please do not shake the sh*t out of the wine or decant with vigour - treat it with delicacy. Enjoy from a chilled temperature and allow to blossom. Ozone, like most of our wines, complements food well. - 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 Pinot Gris Grigio & Blanc
Volume 750ml
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub Region Adelaide Hills
Winemaking Practices Natural
Vineyard Practices Organic/Biodynamic