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2021 Between Five Bells Amber

Geelong, VIC

Full-blown skin contact white wine from Ray Nadeson at B5B. Exciting stuff!

$38.00

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Categories: Natural & Lo-Fi Wines
About

About The Wine

Dr Ray Nadeson is your classic 'mad scientist' in the wine world. An academic and scientific background sits behind a seemingly endless creative streak in his winemaking.

Most of this wine is made up of Pinot Gris, joined by a wild motley crew of white varieties bringing different colours and detail to the party. In total, the fruit saw a whopping 90 days on skins.

Unsurprisingly, Ray's crack at an amber wine is a massive success. Spicy, grippy and a little bit wild, this is a great example of Australian amber winemaking. Just what the Doctor ordered.

About Between Five Bells

More than just a wine label, Between Five Bells is an amalgamation of philosophy, art and skill.

Conceived (as so many genius ideas are) after one (or several) too many wines with his friend Josh, David Fesq approached Ray Nadeson, the impossibly talented owner/winemaker of Lethbridge wines, with the concept of creating a range that put "drinkability first, and varieties, marketing and expectations second."

And so, B5B was born. These wines throw out the rulebook. The blends are unconventional, the winemaking is experimental, the juice at the end is simply delicious.

B5B Winemaker, Ray Nadeson
B5B Winemaker, Ray Nadeson
Geelong, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

A continuous fermentation began with Pinot Gris, and then extended with additions of the other varietals as they arrived. Fermentation was entirely on solids. Careful cap management was maintained to aid delicate extraction from the skins. The final must was left to finish fermenting, split, and transferred to a mix of French oak and clay amphora. The wine in amphora continued a post fermentation maceration totalling 90 days on skins. The final wine is a complex dance of textured tannins with flavours of cider apples, grapes, and William Pear, highlighted by aromas of orange blossom and perfume.

Blend : Pinot Gris, Riesling, Greco, Fiano
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Behind the scenes at B5B
Behind the scenes at B5B
Geelong, VIC
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    Matt M.
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    Rated 4 stars
    1 year ago
    Funky - but not too funky

    What I like about B5B is the role that funk plays in the wines. It’s always there but it’s not front of stage (like a guitar solo), it’s more like a cow bell – https://youtu.be/tPh7OZew5oo

    This is great summer drinking.

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    Different Drop
    1 year ago

    Hahahaha I NEED MORE COWBELL! Thanks for the review, Matt!

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