2017 Heretic White

Margaret River, WA

100% Savagnin from an impressive young Margaret River producer.


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About The Wine

Dan Stocker has plenty of experience in Australian wine, but with his new label, Heretic, he's challenging all his own preconceptions on growing and making wine.

He spent some time with Steve Flamsteed at Giant Steps before moving on to larger scale commercial wineries, with Heretic it's about experiment and challenging himself.

This is his toasty, full-bodied Savagnin from Margret River. It spent a couple of hours on skins, then spent up to seven weeks in old oak with a little stirring building texture and flesh.

If you were to imagine a Savignin doing a pretty spot-on impression of a toasty Margaret River Chardonnay, you would be on the right track with this small batch release.

Check it out, it's interesting and satisfying if you're a fan of textural whites, not to mention, pretty sharp value.

Winemaker Dan Strocker
Winemaker Dan Strocker
Margaret River, WA
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From The Producer

Savagnin is handpicked from 12 year old vines in the Fosters Vineyard in Margaret River at 125m elevation on sand over clay base soils. Seeing success from their first vintage from what is currently a conventionally managed vineyard, discussions have now been confirmed to move towards organics with the next growing season.

Harvested early to retain freshness, Savagnin is left to macerate on skins for 2-4 hours before being wholebunch pressed to 4 year old French barriques to complete wild primary fermentation and indigenous malolactic fermentation over a period of 2-7 weeks with minimal battonage towards the end of ferment to build texture and complexity of flavour but retain purity.

The resulting wine remains on lees for 8 months before being racked to bottle without fining or filtration and minimal additions of sulphur.

Blend : Savagnin
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Peaches and nectarine, a bed of cracked wheat and mealy, toasty deliciousness, some vanilla cream and golden apples. Plenty of flavour, plenty of  impact, pure crystaline acidity and a touch of honey. Fun wine. Big personality. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Full bodied, aromatic wine. Stone fruits and vanilla. Oily texture, very pure and refreshing. Nice to see Savagnin in Australia.

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