Golden Mullet Fury - {{variant.variant__name}}

2018

Semillion

Region:

Adelaide Hills

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Story

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You just don’t do a “half mullet” – you have to be all in.

The mullet, like skin contact white wines, has been around for millennia. Things never go out of fashion, they just get re-discovered… it’s a cycle, see? The Buddhists talk of Samsãra, the endless cycle of birth, life and death, but we here at AB&D know that to reach true enlightenment you need to grow that shaved head out, keep it short on top, grow out the back and rejoice in the pithy textures and heady perfumes of skin-contact white wine.

The inspiration for Golden Mullet Fury comes from time spent working in Moldova, a country, who along with Georgia and Armenia, has thousands of years of practice in the arts of both skin contact and the mullet. Slinky and textured in the mouth with a smooth flow across the palate and sweet tannin fanning out on the finish. It’s red wine-making applied to white wine.

Winemaking

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Semillon picked from the Magpie Springs vineyard, Handpicked, destemmed and plunged by hand, fermented until dry using native yeast. Three weeks total skin maceration with 12 months in hogsheads and barrique on full lees, followed by 12 months in foudre (12% new French oak).

Tasting Notes

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NOSE: Dried hay, nectarines, curry leaf, almond butter.

PALATE: Saline, spicy, buttered chestnuts, bright acidity and a smooth, round mouthfeel.

PAIR: Pork belly, spicy dishes, garlic-y pasta and rich fish.

CELLAR: Up to 10 years.