2023 La Petite Vanguard 'IBERION'
Regular price $30.00
Unit price per
SOURCED FROM BASSHAM VINEYARD BARMERA, RIVERLAND
We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro-style wine – the experimental sibling to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability, enhanced by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak and other vessels.
VINEYARD AND WINERY
Our first foray into dry white wine since 2019, we introduce this dynamic white blend. Fruit is grown using organic and biodynamic practices by the Bassham family in the Riverland, South Australia.
The blend of Vermentino (56%) and Fernão Pires (44%), gave the wine its fitting namesake of the 'Iberion'.
Both varieties were harvested separately, then tipped straight into open top tanks with their skins and all. Spontaneous yeast kicked things off, and after five days were pressed together and finished primary ferment in tank.
At the completion of ferment, the wine was transferred to old French barriques. Elevage occurred for two months to assist in building further texture to this zesty and mineral
driven dry white wine.
At just 9.9% alcohol this wine is a perfect aperitif, or can easily be enjoyed with or without food.
288 dozen produced
FSO2 at bottling: 30ppm