Get to know: Wild & Wilder, Tabula Rasa V18 WHITE (50cl)
A fun, zesty, fruit forward field blend with a touch of skin contact. Primarily Semillon but with Sauvignon blanc, Arneis and Petot Manseng in the mix too there's lots of quince, lemon citrus and elderflower with a hint of almonds on the finish.
Wild & Wilder are are all about great fruit, grown by good people made with a lot of love and fun. Described by Jancis Robinson as '#smashable'
Designed to be enjoyed casually with friends, perhaps at the beach or park, the smaller format and crown cap make it super accessible.
All four varieties that make up #V18W comes from the same, sngle vineyard close to our winery in Lenswood, Adelaide Hills. A close planted, premium vineyard perfectly set up for cool climate viticulture. Vertical shoot positioning on a 2 wire system, shoot and fruit thinnning where necessary followed by hand picking for careful selection.
A complex vinification in order to make a deliciously simple wine. Both the Sauvignon and Semillon are given 24 hours skin contact before crushing, pressing, settling and cool, fermentation. The Arneis and Petit Manseng were hand-picked, foot crushed, drained and added to the larger ferment which prolonged the ferment and added complexity and texture. Post primary fermentation, the wine was racked off gross lees before spending 2 months on fine lees prior to bottling.