SACHAIR ROSE ET NOIR
An experiment in fateful farming, illuminated by a study of syzygy, sewed together with a procedure of passion.
Sourced from a single row of plantings at our Roennfeldt Rd vineyards, Marananga.
The three varietals of fruit, half de-stemmed, half whole bunches are all co-fermented and hand-plunged in a small picking bin for a total of 20 days. Using wild yeasts indigenous to the vineyard and our winery, the juice and grapes slowly converted their sugars into alcohol over ten days. The young wine then remained on skins for another 10 days covered in a veil of CO2. This extended maceration encouraged maximum extraction of flavour, tannins and colour while allowing a softness to develop. The wine was then pressed to a single barrique barrel where a natural secondary fermentation occured. It was then racked off heavy lees and guarded for eight months meditation before bottling.
This wine dances through the ol’factory with aromas of perfume, blossoms, spice and a hint of herbaceousness. It’s savoury, dry, sweet and sour, complex and simple, an oxymoron in a glass. Delicate tannin and playful acidity mate in mouth, creating an elegantly supple and intriguing wine.