About the Wine
Doppelgänger is another quirky yet delicious creation from the lovely Yoko and Andries over at Brave New Wine.
The first two vintages were 100% Riesling but in the 2017 edition, a couple of other varieties enter the fray. After varying degrees of skin contact on each variety through ferment, Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay are aged in a combination of old barrels and ceramic eggs under a thing veil of flor.
There's uber amounts of skinsy texture here. A faint nuttiness and something like kombucha. Served blind, this would be a very difficult wine to put your finger on. The tannins are tight, the acid it mouth watering, the volume of fruit is ample to all the winemaking thrown at it.
It certainly won't be fore everyone, but it is a truly interesting drinking experience.
About Brave New Wine
It is a Brave New World and these are, in every sense, Brave New Wines. This range is brought to you by husband and wife duo Andries and Yoko Lüscher-Mostert. They are making painfully small amounts of fascinating, experimental and delicious wine from some superb vineyards in Great Southern.
With a vision of acquiring their own vineyard in the future, they are currently content to make wines that truly thrill them. These are natural wines crafted without additions but with bucket-loads of love and skill. Some of the most intriguing vino in WA and definitely a winery to keep an eye on.
About 'Amber' Wines
Amber wines are white wines made just like a red wine. In the same way that time on skins imparts the red colouring to red wines, the golden colour of these wines is also found through extended skin maceration.
It is common to find more grip to these wines, as well as a vastly different flavour profile than when the juice is pressed of skins immediately. The firm tannins and savoury flavour profile often found in this style of wine works makes them a great foil for many differing food styles.