Why is this Wine so Yummy?
Check out Pete talking about his Papillon in the Winemaker Session video below. Starts at 18min05sec.
“Crafted from a range of old vine, dry grown Grenache and Cinsault, (90 years of age average) located in the east and far northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. Each vineyard is hand harvested when just ripe to ensure natural acids, freshness, spice and the fresher edgier tannins are preserved. Incredibly perfumed and lifted strawberry, blueberry and lavender.
The palate is super pure, vibrant and juicy with those same red and blue fruits and southern French florals. This is a wine built of fragrance on both the nose and the palate. A deliciously crunchy texture, cleansing acidity and savoury grip, is somehow perfectly integrated with the wine’s generous fruit giving a surreal sense of balance. As always, the wine is naturally fermented with a portion of whole bunches (30%) and pulled out of old wood after six months.”