2020 Blind Corner Rouge
2020 Blind Corner Rouge; high-toned fragrance and seamless texture, cherry ripe aromatics with fleshy red fruit, subtle tannins and a touch of pepper.
This blend has been simply foot-crushed, hand-plunged during wild ferment and basket pressed to old oak for some sleepy time. Usually the Cabernet, Shiraz & Merlot are all from from their Quindalup vineyard but a low-yielding Shiraz block in 2020 lead them to a search for more top-notch organic Shiraz - luckily discovered just down the road.
Ben Gould has been doing some great things in his patch of Margaret River for a while now. Not busting through boundaries, just gently edging them forward in a good way.
2020 Blind Corner Rouge
What is natural wine?
The philosophy of natural wine is one of minimal-intervention, from vineyard to cellar. Natural wines are made using quality grapes, generally grown using organic and biodynamic practices, however vineyards may not always be certified as such due to the restrictive nature of these certification systems. Natural wines in most cases won't be filtered or fined, processes which generally involve the use of animal products.
Are your wines vegan friendly?
In almost all cases yes! Generally if you see "unfiltered and unfined" this will be an assurance that no animal products have been used in the process. The fining process is where conventional winemakers will often use egg and fish products (yep pretty gross) to remove sediment from wines. The sediment is natural, healthy and adds flavour so natural wine makers almost always leave some of it in.
Are your wines chemical free?
In most cases yes, natural wines generally use grapes grown using biodynamic or organic farming methods and will have none of the over 200 additives that can be found in conventional wines, with the occasional exception of a tiny amount of sulphur. Some natural winemakers choose to add a small amount of sulphur (SO2) to ensure their wines are less volatile, while a lot of natural winemakers believe strongly against this.
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