2021 Swan Valley Wines Heirloom Blanc Skin contact Muscadelle & Malvasia

Swan Valley, WA

A skin-contact white blend with great texture from a WA Young Gun of Wine.



...a wickedly drinkable white of layers and vitality.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

The Swan Valley in Western Australia is home to the state's oldest vines, which were planted way back in 1829. Since that time, the valley has had a continual relationship with wine.

Swan Valley Wines has been in production since 1986, with a focus on bush vines that are farmed sustainably. They also like doing things a little differently to everyone else, which explains why they produced this white blend with a few left-of-centre grapes in Australia such as Malvasia and Navera (a relative of Muscat), as well as the more common Muscadelle and Chenin Blanc.

If you like textural, full-bodied wines that are as interesting to talk about as they are to drink, then you'll love the Swan Valley Wines Heirloom Blanc.

About Swan Valley Wines

In 1986, Peter Hoffman purchased an old block of vines that were in need of a bit of love. Up until 1999, the grapes were sold, until Peter decided to make his own wine. Having spent his formative years pruning the vines and spending heaps of time on the property surrounded by vines and wine, and following work as an Environmental Consultant, Peter's son Paul eventually returned to the farm and took over the winemaking responsibilities.

Swan Valley Wines focuses on making wines as naturally as possible, with their "manifesto" being to protect old vines, preserve the character of the estate and vineyard, to respect the rules of nature, and to resist trends. A huge variety of reds, whites and blends are produced, to suit all tastes.

Winemaker Paul Hoffman
Winemaker Paul Hoffman
Swan Valley, WA
Additional Info

From the Producer

An assemblage of some historically important varieties, several of which thrived in the otherwise difficult 2021 vintage. Muscadelle, Malvasia spp., Navera and Chenin blanc were macerated on skins at ambient temperatures, prior to maturation in stainless steel.

A full bodied and complex wine, with an unreal texture like apricot nectar.

Blend : Muscadelle, Malvasia, Navera and Chenin Blanc
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Paul Hoffman in the vineyard
Winemaker Paul Hoffman in the vineyard
Swan Valley, WA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s tangy, fresh, cloying, slippery, finishes with a Real Lemonade tartness and sweetness and freshness. Between start and finish there’s jasmine and green apples, light honeyed notes, apricot, and the sum of those parts is a wickedly drinkable white of layers and vitality. It’s cool as. It’s compelling. It speaks of a new Swan Valley fluently. Cool." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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