About The Wine
"Latta wines are compelling expressions, from a young mind, executed with experience," said an impressed Mike Bennie in the opening to his review of Owen Latta's last release of the Quartz Bianco. The 2017 likely going to elicit a similar respones, it's another home run for this amazing and original winemaking talent.
Here's a great example of Owen's explorative winemaking mind. This is a fascinating depiction of Sauvignon Blanc from a quartz riddled vineyard in Moonambel, Pyrenees.
It's treated oxidatively, with a long and slow ferment followed by lees contact and full malo-lactic fermentation, and zero SO2 added at any point. It's an exciting wine for those who are exploring the multifaceted nature of Sauvignon Blanc and a great representation of the originality of this awesome Victorian producer.
About Eastern Peake / Latta Vino
Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.
Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.
The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero-sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Owen Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.