About The Wine
This is winemaker Tim Sproal pushing the boundaries of skin contact on Vermentino.
It was his first real crack at the variety in 2017. Tim found himself a little vineyard in the southern end of Heathcote, destemmed the berries and let them hang out on skins for 45 days before being pressed and sent to old barrels. A couple barrels were left untopped, the gentle oxidation adding further complexity to the final wine.
The finished wine is super interesting. A crazy mix of fresh, fruity, herbal and saline. It's a wicked take on this Italian variety.
Minim Wines is the love-child of Tim Sproal, a labour of love that started with just one tonne of Shiraz and a milk vat in a mate's garage.
Tim sources small parcels of fruit from Central Victorian vineyards that farm with care. The wines are all about texture and energy, Tim's less-is-more winemaking approach bringing a great feel to the Minim range.
These are clean and energetic natural wines with loads of personality.