Lucy M. Vino Bianco 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.
The gris is from Robert Surmann’s vineyard in Totness with 30 y/o pinot gris grown on black sandy soil overlying petrified schist, it is V.S.P. Trained and spur pruned. The sémillon is from Magpie Springs farm in the Hope Valley. It has sand soil and is at the top of a hill near the ocean with strong ocean breezes sometimes. The vines are 25 years old, unmanicured and wild farmed. The sémillon was destemmed and sealed for one month in a stainless enox. The gris was the saignée of destemmed fruit. This light pretty clear juice was added to the sémillon and then pressed and the free run juice was sealed in enox until bottling. A slightly cloudy golden hue with a rustic textured beauty. It is a simple peasant wine, but not from poverty, but from honest hard work to be drunk on hand made timber table from trees you felled on your own farm through ceramic cups made in the same light. Purity and honesty does not always come from refinement! - Lucy M
Region: Adelaide Hills