2015 Jilly Wines Roman Giallo Petit Manseng

New England, NSW

Teeny tiny production Petit Manseng, aged on its skin for two years in amphora. 20 dozen made. Standard.


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About The Wine

Here is one of Jared Dixon's wildest creations to date.

This is Petit Manseng left on skins for TWO YEARS (!) in amphora, then sent to bottle for a year before release. 

It was a complete experiment from Jared, pushing the boundaries of skin contact and amber winemaking from his tiny little winery in Clunes.

The end result surprised even him. Sure there's plenty of saline, salty oxidative characters, as is to be expected, but the fruit underneath is still unbelieveable fresh and vibrant. 

There was only 20 dozen bottled. Grab one if you want to walk on the wild side.

About Jilly Wines

Jared Dixon is a lone ranger on his own mission in the New England wine region.

His wines are made from interesting varieties grown on unique vineyards, sites he classes as ‘undiscovered gems.’ His winemaking is extremely hands-off, allowing the full expression of the fruit to be the focus of every wine. They are fun, don't take themselves too seriously and have a distinct energy about them.

Jared is one of Northern NSW's most exciting and impassioned young winemakers. Where he takes his idiosyncratic label from here is anyone's guess.

The Lone Ranger himself, Jared Dixon
The Lone Ranger himself, Jared Dixon
Clunes, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

2 years on skins

1 year in bottle

Only 20 dozen made

Blend : Petit Manseng (100%)
ABV : 13.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 20 dozen

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Salt-air, sea spray, dried mango and papaya, orange rind and Angostura Bitters. A delightful lift of dried tea leaves, some honey and spice. It's the freshness that is so crazy. There's so much life still in the glass. A cleansing acidity rushes through the palate. So very, very interesting. And clean as a whistle. - Different Drop Wine Team

The Wine Front

"Beautiful perfume, stone fruits, honeysuckle, sweet citrus, green herbs. Tangy and tart to taste, zingy with citrusy fruit characters, mineral-chalky grip, saline notes. Has some perky lift, floral in a way, zig zags of that through the citrus drive. Concentration, quiet power, lots going on in this wine. Very pleasurable here, with interest in tow." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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