2021 Defialy Old Dog New Tricks Carmenere

Goulburn Valley, Vic

Savoury, spicy, little sour fruit, lots of fun natural wine vibes with this Carmenere from Central Victoria.


Thirst-quenching and very bright.

Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

About This Wine

Fun fact; Carmenere is the bastard child of Trousseau and Cabernet Franc. Once you know that, so much about this wine makes sense.

Dried green herbs, some pepper, melded with a cornucopia of berries in so many colours of the spectrum. So much brightness, a wine light in body, but heavy (in a good way) with flavour.

Most definitely not Bordeaux-like, or Chilean in style, this wine is defiantly new wave, with a distinctly Aussie twang.

About Defialy

Micah Hewitt is the man behind Defialy, and someone who has taken a unique path to winemaking.

A high-end butcher for over 20 years, the exposure to top end produce, and a love of the land, and good wine eventually led him to this point.

Inspired by the love his parents had for each other, and their children, Defialy (Don’t Ever Forget, I’ll Always Love You) is named for them.

Micah makes wines that he loves to drink and share with friends, pure vibrant wines that speak of nature, with nothing but stomped grapes inside.

Additional Info

From The Producer

Humis Vineyard (Corop, VIC) Carmenere - Two thirds direct pressed over one third whole berry, fermented in stainless till dry, elevage in old oak for 10 months. Dark, rich crimson. Just like Moscato Giallo you can tell this is Carmenere from the first smell.

Blend : Carmenere (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Micah Hewitt
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Slight fizz, no matter, it’s vibrant, light, crisp and crunchy. Fragrant with tart, red and black berry fruitiness, a lot of jalapeno, white pepper and green capsicum too. Feels thirst-quenching and very bright, almost a tonic-like element to the wine and set a bit like a thicker vermouth, or similar. Lively drink, and good with a chill." Mike Bennie (Wine Front)


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