Alpha Box & Dice, Golden Mullet of Fury - Semillon Viognier. 2016/17
Golden Mullet Fury, the co-fermented, skin contact white wine has become a hallmark of AB&D wines. This vintage gives a more palatable approach to skin contact white wine from previous vintages, without surrendering its character or funk. It’s a blonde bombshell of capsicum, guava and butterscotch on the nose with waxy, textured, almond, spicy and rich flavours throughout your mouth. The King of Orange.
You just don’t do a “half mullet” – you have to be all in. The mullet, like skin contact white wines, has been around for millennia. Things never go out of fashion, they just get re-discovered… it’s a cycle, see? The Buddhists talk of Samsãra, the endless cycle of birth, life and death, but we here at AB&D know that to reach true enlightenment you need to grow that shaved head out, keep it short on top, grow out the back and rejoice in the pithy textures and heady perfumes of skin-contact white wine, see? The inspiration for Golden Mullet Fury comes from time spent working in Moldova, a country, who along with Georgia and Armenia, has thousands of years of practise in the arts of both skin contact and the mullet. Slinky and textured in the mouth with a smooth flow across the palate and sweet tannin fanning out on the finish. It’s red wine-making applied the white wine - the blend? – Semillon and Viognier... percentages don’t matter, but the end result does... Much like the mullet!
The 66% Semillon and 34% Viognier are picked off the same plot at Connor’s Farm, McLaren Vale.
This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.