Lucy M. Le Vilain Gris Pétillant 2021
Anton Von Klopper was instrumental amongst others in the area, in bringing Australian Natural Wine to the forefront globally, pushing the envelope stylistically as well as changing people's perceptions of good farming. There are no wines quite like Lucy M wines, we are very lucky to receive a small allocation this year.
Robert Surmann’s vineyard in Totness with 30 y/o vines grown on Black Sandy soil overlying petrified schist, it is V.S.P. Trained and spur pruned. The grapes are destemmed and left to rest for 4 days allowing juice to soak up the flavour, colour and a little tannin from the skins. It is then pressed into a 680L ceramic eggs and fermented for two weeks until there is the perfect amount of sugar to finish in bottle with a good level of spritz. Then it is aged on lees in bottle for five months and then disgorged. A salmon colour with gentle crystal water flowing over gravel pebbles bubbling over your tongue. It has a delicate palate of fresh strawberries and white peach. Sooo Fun! - Lucy M
Grape: Pinot Gris
Region: Adelaide Hills