2021 Konpira Maru Panopticon White Field Blend
A true field blend, this Riesling dominated blend was picked in the cool of night, to create a laser focused wine. With all the expected citrus notes but with tropical notes and super satisfyingly persistent acid line. Literally impossible to drink a bottle in more than 20 minutes excepting some sort of epic tantric mind control.
Konpira Maru started, as many great ideas do, as an idea born from two mates having a beer at the pub.
Working in the retail, production and education sectors of the wine industry for many years, Sam and Al were searching for their own creative outlet. Sharing similar viticultural, winemaking and beer-drinking values, they set out on their vinous journey and from these humble beginnings, produced the first vintage in 2014, which resulted in just 600 bottles.