- RIPASSO ROSSO
- South Australia
The tale of Lazarus is an iconic biblical story, one that details the miracle of Jesus reviving poor Laz after succumbing to the rigours of a deadly disease. With our zombie wine, things are no less iconic; Lazarus is entering its fifth reincarnation, becoming smoother and more finely tuned. Taking a bitzer blend, with a bit o’ this and a bit o’ that, Lazarus sees 16 varieties from across 12 different vintages ripasso’d over Nebbiolo skins to restore, rejuvenate and revitalise these old batches with a new lick of paint. In essence, the classic technique of ripasso is the taking of wine from one grape and passing it over the skins of another to gift complexity to a cuvée. And complex it is, from start to finish, it’s a wild ride that balances old characters with fresh fruits, all bound together by savoury structure.