2016 Eloquesta 'A Boy with Fruit' Aromatic White Blend

Varietal: White Blend

Region: Mudgee

Vintage: 2016

This is an aromatic white blend of whole berry fermented Semillon (80%), and Viognier (20%), fermented together whole berry, foot-trod, hand plunged and gently pressed off to finish fermentation and malolactic in old oak barrels and tank allowing a softness, richness and creaminess from total fermentation to completion. The two vineyards used for this wine are from higher altitude hillside sites from Mullamuddy and Rylestone. The soil is leaner and higher Alkali with quartz, basalt and red volcanic clay. 2016 was a longer, dry, vintage with early rain – but it stayed unusually dry as a biscuit for the remainder of version.