Manon Forest White 2018Manon
Origin: Adelaide Hills, Australia
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Tim and Monique are thoughtful, earnest people who are deeply passionate about the land and for them, like many of our producers, this extends well beyond just wine. The work in the cellar, an old tractor shed, is driven by patience, judgement and a maturity beyond their years. Winemaking is both fluent and dynamic, allowing the two to make wines based upon what nature offers them that season and as a result, they will release a different collection each and every year. Nothing is ever added to the wines, but equally importantly, they do not release anything until it is ready. This patience allows these pure, vibrant wines to garner layers of character and poise.
This is from all five small parcels of Sauvignon on the farm. The final wine is a mix of different ferments - some with maceration and some without. Mon and Tim decided to run the wine to bottle with just a few grams of sugar remaining and bottle it under crown seal so that it would develop just whisper of CO2. The wine develops a natural preservative and is all the more refreshing as a result.