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2020 The Hermit Ram Salty White Amphora

North Canterbury, NZ

Amphora-aged Sauvignon Blanc, with some salted nutty flor development.

$42.00

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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines
About

About The Wine

Fascinating, left-field Sauvignon Blanc from Waipara, this is winemaker Theo Coles paean to the coastal beauty of NZ.

Some of the fruit is fermented as whole bunch and aged in stainless steel, some is fermented and aged in Spanish amphoras, and some neutral barrels are filled and left un-topped to develop a layer of flor yeast (a la Fino Sherry and Jura Vin Jaune).

All this leads to saline, crunchy mid-weight white with just a hint of floor, and a lovely orange peel character.

About The Hermit Ram

Theo Coles is the enigmatic wildman behind The Hermit Ram creations.

This is what happens when traditional winemaking techniques cross with a punk rock attitude.

His wines are raw and loaded with attitude. Little to no additions are utilised during the winemaking process as Theo attempts to get the purest expression of the vineyard into the bottle.

The Hermit Ram is one of the poster boys of the NZ natural wine scene.

The Hermit Ram alone in the vineyard
The Hermit Ram alone in the vineyard
North Canterbury, NZ
Additional Info

From The Producer

Salty White is my ode to the New Zealand coastline, an attempt to marry both the saline and floral elements of our land. The 2020 wines are full of clarity, drive, and insight. They will age beautifully too. I love this vintage.”

ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Bottle Size : 750ml

Theo Coles
Theo Coles
North Canterbury, NZ
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Yep, loved the mandarin/ tangerine tangy nose, and equally tangy salty crack on the palate. NZ Sauvignon has finally evolved in multiple directions - DD Wine Crew

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