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Moonlighters White: Chardonnay / Viognier

Some of the best wines have been made by corporate winemakers, ‘Moonlighting’ by night to make wine ‘their way’.

 

THE STORY

‘Moonlighters’ captures the very essence of the RedHeads concept. Right at the beginning, when RedHeads started in the McLaren Vale, a handful of dedicated, rule-breaking, young winemakers, with a day job at the big corporations, would arrive at RedHeads studio early evening, down a cold beer, then start on crafting a ‘real’ wine, with all the unbridled passion you’d expect from the newly qualified winemaking elite Down Under.

Each parcel of grapes was harvested, bag pressed and left to settle separately, prior to partially being transferred to French oak. We let nature take her course with the ferments (but we experimented with a special Burgundy yeast on some of the fruit to get a clean finish on the wine).

The barrels were stirred fortnightly for 2 months to build palate weight and depth prior to tasting, blending and bottling.

Full, rich nose with struck match characters, summer stone fruit including nectarine and apricot. Textured palate with apricot nectar balanced by spice and subtle nutty notes and a balanced acidity.

MEDAL TALLY

  • 2021: 90 POINTS from Wine Enthusiast

Additional information

Colour

White

Grape Region

South Australia

Product Range

Village Range

Vintage

2021

Grape Variety

Chardonnay, Viognier

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