2021 Defialy Old Dog New Tricks
Humis Vineyard (Corop, VIC) Carmenere - Two thirds direct pressed over one third whole berry, fermented in stainless till dry, elevage in old oak for 10 months.
Dark, rich crimson. You can tell this is Carmenere from the first smell. Savoury green peppers and rich dark fruits up front integrates seamlessly into the silkiness of the mouthfeel and tanins. Slight sourness but rich at the same time with bright acidity and length. Cabernet Franc and Trousseau are the parent grapes of Carmenere and the legacy of both can be seen in this wine.
The inspiration behind the name Defialy comes from Micah Hewitt's parents, who would sign each letter or card they wrote to him and his sister, with it when they were growing up. It's an acronym for "Don't ever forget i'll always love you".
All Micah's wines are unfiltered and unfined, wild fermented with no additions of any kind, just grapes. As he puts it these are "alive wines to be enjoyed now."
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2021 Defialy Old Dog New Tricks
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?
Yes, we only stock wines that 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 organic winemakers choose to add a small amount of sulphur (SO2) to ensure their wines travel better and last longer.
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Artisan wine makers; employing heritage farming practices, nurturing their land and regenerating nature.
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