2020 Balmy Nights Amber

Hilltops, NSW

Supercharged skin-contact Sauvignon Blanc. The perfect amber wine for beginners to the wine style.


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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines

About The Wine

The Freeman vineyard in the Hilltops region of NSW is a happy hunting ground for many young producers looking for quality fruit.

Dan Simmons spotted himself some Sauvignon Blanc that he liked the look of. It was hand picked then left on skins for a week before pressing.

The final result is an amber wine that is very easy to get the hang of. Lots of passionfruit, some spicy jalapeno in the mix.

It's orange wine 101 from a fresh new NSW label.

About Balmy Nights

Balmy Nights is Sydney based sommelier-turned-wine-distributor-turned-small-producer, Dan Simmons', handcrafted wine project.

For his wines, he seeks out NSW vineyards that he feels offer something interesting. The fruit is hand-harvested, the winemaking is hands-off. He's delivering some very interesting alternative depictions of NSW wine.

Dan is part of a small but vocal cohort of young winemakers taking NSW wine into strange but delicious new territory.

Winemaker Dan Simmons
Winemaker Dan Simmons
Hunter Valley, NSW
Additional Info

From The Producer

Sauvignon Blanc from the Freeman vineyard in Hilltops. Handpicked and fermented on skins for a period of 7 days, gently hand plunged just once daily.

Pressed to stainless and remained on solids for 5 months. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Minimal SO2 at closure.

Blend : Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
ABV : 11.3%
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2022

Dan picking fruit
Dan picking fruit
Hunter Valley, NSW

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