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2019 Ngarto Field Blend

Adelaide Hills, SA

Juicy Shiraz Viognier made by Erinn Klein in collaboration with Chef Brendan Cato.

$40.00

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Compelling and complex. A beautiful wine.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Chef Brendan Cato, also of Carto Wines, and Erinn Klein hooked up at the sustainability love-fest that was the Rootstock wine and food festival.

The Ngarto project is a place for them to fuse ideas, meld minds and make some delicious things from fruit grown with love.

This 'Field Blend' is not what you might expect. Where that term is traditionally used for a collection of varieties that may have no common thread other than their place of origin, these two varieties: Shiraz and Viognier, have a long and storied history together.

This is no aping Rhone knock-off, nor some challenger to the well-known Shiraz Viogniers of Australia, it's a wine built for drink now at speed, where Viognier bring a glossy sunshine lift to the hiraz, making it irresistible from day one.

About Ngeringa

Erinn & Janet Klein are pioneers of biodynamic viticulture in Australia.

Their Adelaide Hills vineyard has been certified biodynamic for more than 20 years. They are deeply passionate about the health and well-being of their soils and plants. It's a bucolic scene they have created in their little part of the world.

In the winery, they favour low-intervention winemaking allowing their pristine fruit to fully express itself. And they have been instrumental in mentoring many of the younger-generation winemakers pursuing a more natural approach to winemaking in the Hills.

With an eclectic range that spans everything from experimental to classical stylings, Ngeringa offers a little something for everyone.

Vignerons Erinn & Janet Klein
Vignerons Erinn & Janet Klein
Adelaide Hills, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Site: Summit and Rufus Vineyard, 380m Mt Barker Summit
Soil: Sandy loam, over-red orange clay and sandstone

Varieties: Tempranillo, Aglianico, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Harvest: Hand harvested, 28th February 2019
Fermentation: Wild yeast, co-fermented, 5 days on skins.
Winemaking: Naturally...no fining, no filtration.
Élevage: Old French oak for 8 months and 6 months in bottle.
So2: Minimal...free 5mg/L, total 9mg/L

Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Erinn & Janet in the vineyard
Erinn & Janet in the vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Pretty, sweet perfume, floral lift, some apricot, choc-coconut, but faint, ripe forest berries, but fresh. Lovely, rich, enticing perfume. Oily texture, slick and sweet-feeling, soft, mellow and flowing, just on medium weight but with more density and character than expected, sunshiney and yet spicy, a wild edge in there somewhere, compelling and complex. A beautiful wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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