Freaky Friday: 2016 Bertrand Bespoke L’Ecume du Jour Ancestrale

As Pét Nat sparklings continue their rise and rise in popularity, it’s intriguing to see how different winemakers are interpreting the style. In one camp, rusticity is evidently advocated, while the other seems to complement the funk with precision and refinement. This new wine from Giles Lapulus might just lean towards the latter.

Syrah, Nebbiolo and Semillon were picked in Heathcote’s Colbinabbin quarter on the same day in January and pressed together, however the Semillon was tasked with an additional nine days on skins, imbuing a copper hue and plenty of textural grip. There’s a lot of savoury complexity going on here with notes of sage and rosemary which are vibrantly offset by the presence of red berries and ripe mandarin. Zero dosage and zero additions allows for purity and primo drinking.

Heathcote, $40
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