Remi Guise is one of Australia’s MASTERS of Chenin Blanc...
About The Wine
South Africa has long been pursuing excellence in Chenin Blanc, some of their finer examples are considered some of the best in the world.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that a South African is taking Australian Chenin Blanc to the next level - ladies and gentleman, this is one serious Chenin Blanc.
In an effort to highlight the variety's ability to articulately communicate terroir, Tripe.Iscariot owner/winemaker Remi Guise is releasing a pair of Margaret River subregional expressions of this often maligned grape. They are stunning to try back to back. This, the Wilyabrup wine, is a more powerful, full-bodied example of the variety.
It is a wine of immediate impact, bold and full flavoured. It has tension and depth, all in all, it is a remarkable achievement.
Remi Guise is starting something very compelling in Western Australia.
His idea for tripe.Iscariot centres around the thesis that from 'berry to stalk' the whole of the plant should be used in the winemaking process.
No waste, no 'cleaning up' of the wines. Driving to make the most character filled and unique wines that any site can produce.
The wines are fascinating and complex alt-stylings of undervalued Margaret River varieties.
Dig in, this is a project to keep a close eye on.