About The Wine
The Clayface wines are a micro batch winemaking project from innovative Margaret River winemaker, Josephine Perry.
The Clayface Chardonnay is picked the same day as the Dormilona Chardonnay from Jo's little organic vineyard in Wallcliffe. A small portion of fruit is kept separate, basket pressed directly to terracotta amphora and left alone to gently go through natural ferment and malo.
A whisper of sulphur the only addition on its way to bottle. A total of 540 bottles of this wine were bottled. It's a tiny release of this incredibly charismatic Chardonnay and it is in hot demand.
Josephine Perry is one of the most exciting emerging producers in Margaret River. Her Dormilona label is setting a new tone for the region.
A self-confessed 'lazy-bones' winemaker, Jo is low-intervention in the winery, instead focusing her energies on the quality of fruit that she brings in the winery.
She uses only organically and biodynamically farmed fruit from high-quality vineyards across Margaret River and the Swan Valley and is bringing an alt-styling to the hero varieties of the west.
These are natural wines with flair and originality. From vineyard to glass, Jo handcrafts each wine with love and tender hands. An authentic producer who's rightfully gaining plenty of attention.