About The Wine
Could Slankamenka Bela be the next big thing in Australian wine? Well, maybe not... But it's certainly a fun variety to explore!
This comes from Ashley Ratcliff at Ricca Terra Farms in the Riverland - the only current source of 'Bela' in the country.
It was picked super early, coming in at only 9.2% alcohol, then fermented on skins for flesh and texture.
It's a great first crack at the variety from Dudley and Irina.
An interesting and tasty take on this obscure yet charming variety.
Husband and wife duo Dudley Brown and Dr. Irina Santiago-Brown of Inkwell Wines in McLaren Vale, are true advocates of sustainable farming practices and are self confessedly “fanatical about (their) vines and wines.”
The Inkwell Wines are all produced from their beautiful organically farmed vineyard while the Dubstyle wines are a range designed as a way for them to stretch their winemaking wings beyond the reaches of their home vineyard.
They've found some stunning vineyards in the surrounding areas to source from, they make the wines at their home in McLaren Vale, then like any great music track, they mix and blend the certain parts until the wine 'sounds' just right.
Inkwell wines have a signature power and strength which does their home region proud.