Heady aromas of white peach, nectarine, curry leaf and oyster shell.
The seaside vibes continue on the palate, where the tangy fruit and bright acidity harmonize with a slippery texture and ocean spray saltiness.
The Burnside Vineyard is unique in its aspect, soil and age - one of the great sites in the country. The vineyard sits on the banks of the Margaret River with unique micaceous black soil. Located 1.7km from the coast, a stones through from the family home. Planted in 1981 by Freya's father, David Hohnen. The rows lean into the river, on a steep northern aspect, running north-west to south-east . The vineyard is in biodynamic conversion.
Pressed straight to barrel. Natural fermentation. French barriques, 30% new the remainder 3-year-old. No stirring, just topping and tasting on a fortnightly basis. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation late Autumn, early Spring offering a natural cover of CO2 during maturation. The wine remains undisturbed with some sulphur added just prior to a January bottling. We blended off the bench from barrel before bottling a week later.
OAK 30% New French
Lemon hued. The wine is unfined and unfiltered, it may present some harmless deposits in the bottle.