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2015 Gestalt Sunburst Chenin Blanc

Barossa Valley, SA

Full throttle whole-bunchy white wine which spent three years in barrel. Wild ride, here.

$43.00

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About The Wine

The Sunburst is a walk on the wild side of Chenin Blanc.

There's a fair amount of creativity behind this wine. Winemakers Anthony Pearce and Craig Turnbull removed the top from a single barrel, stuffed it half with whole bunches and half with whole berries than filled it to the top with juice and sealed it.

A year later it was pressed and sent back to barrel for a further two years. It is a white wine made like a red. An extreme case study in the effects of oxidization and whole bunch ferment on a white.

The result is freaky and phenomenally good to drink.

About Gestalt

This funky young label is the brainchild of Craig Turnbull and Anthony Pearce.

Gestalt (meaning an organised whole considered to be greater than the sum of its parts) is about balanced, youthful wines sourced from small organically grown vineyards around South Australia.

Whether it is whacky blends of uncool varieties such as Savagnin and Petit Manseng or pure single vineyard, single varietal expression, there is something about these wines which make you want to keep coming back for more!

Winemakers Anthony Pearce and Craig Turnbull
Winemakers Anthony Pearce and Craig Turnbull
Clare Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Caramel and toffee on roasted nuts. It has a saline theme running throughout. The fruit flavours are in the realm of dried apples and critus but it's the glycerol mouthfeel, supreme grip and sappy characters that really are the big ticket items here. Very interesting wine. It's got tannin and guts and stalk and green tinges. Wicked ride of a wine. - Different Drop Wine Team

Additional Info

From The Producer

A unique Barossa wine combining the best features from the orange wine tradition.

The nose leads with honeysuckle then opens to show dried apple and oregano, ginger beer, orange peel, burnt fig and blanched almonds. A mouth-watering acid line holds together a rich, complex palate interweaving butterscotch, sage, marzipan, orange pith and a touch of mandarin.

The opulent texture has a viscosity balanced by a grippy finish and fine tannin, making it very food friendly. Try it with antipasto, Gruyère, or a creamy Brie. The wine is best served at cool room temperature after decanting.

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

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