96pts James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
96pts Ray Jordan
96pts Cassandra Charlick, WinePilot
A dry and sun-drenched summer in 2020 led to fantastic fertility, perfectly moderated by a mild winter and a long cool spring. A hot and dry start to summer led to beautiful vine growth, followed by a cool ripening season with sporadic summer rains. The resultant wines are characterised by intense aromatics, coating natural acidity, and ultra-fine tannin and tension.
The vines have been managed to allow only dappled light into the fruiting zone. This promotes flavor development, low tannins and bright levels of natural acidity. The fruit is farmed in the cool southern end of Margaret River. The tiny 100g Gin Gin clusters are hand harvested at first light to preserve freshness of fruit.
Artus is an artistic translation of our local Gin Gin clone into wine. It is a provocative, complex and textural wine exuding the seductive spirit of “old world” chardonnay.
Cloudy juice | hand picked fruit whole-cluster pressed | wild yeasts full malo‐lactic fermentation | sur lie
Artus creates its own story.
Roast free range chicken | salmon | smoked butter on sourdough