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2019 Tripe Iscariot Absolution Wilyabrup Chenin Blanc

Margaret River, WA

Arguably the benchmark for Margaret River Chenin Blanc these days. Winemaker Remi Guise certainly has a way with this variety.

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Remi Guise is one of Australia’s MASTERS of Chenin Blanc...

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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. 

About tripe.Iscariot

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.

Winemaker Remi Guise
Winemaker Remi Guise
Margaret River, WA
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From The Producer

Hand-picked from 30 year old vines and de-stemmed to open-fermentor.

Fermented on skin for 9 days and basket pressed straight to old barrels, where the wine finished primary fermentation. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to occur and was stopped based on taste.

The wine was barrel aged for 10 months, during which the barrels underwent battonage every two weeks. The wine was then removed from barrel, clarified and bottled.  

Blend : Chenin Blanc (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

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"Spicy! Has elements of caramom and garam masala, the palate, though, is cucumber, tonic water and ice. A delight. All up, a complex white wine, layered with minerality, pulsating with saline character and driving with this sleek, inimitable lushness yet tightness of great chenin. Win win." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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