2021 Defialy Wild & Free Chardonnay
The 2021 Defialy Wild & Free Chardonnay is a still version of recently released Pet Nat, but this portion didn't quite make it into bottle to become fizzy, so while it shares many of the same characteristics, without the bubbles it's interesting to see it in a different light and to see how it evolves under cork.
7 day skin contact Chardonnay from Echuca, VIC, pressed to tank. Unfined, unfiltered, no additives and no sulphur added. Complex and textural with fresh fruit shining through and notes of apple + citrus.
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".