2019 A.R.C. Wines ‘Baw Baw’ Cabernet Merlot
After successful careers in hospitality that included time at Copenhagen’s Noma, James Audas and his partner Jess Martin have turned their attention to winemaking, settling down in eastern Victoria to start a farm with the intention of producing gentle, elegant natural wines.
From a vineyard run by their mentors, Bill Downie and Pat Sullivan (not bad mentors to have, amirite?) this Cabernet Merlot blend has a fairly short, soft maceration meaning the wine has softer takin and less density than you might expect.