2023 Dormilona Tempranillo

Fresh and juicy 'joven' style Tempranillo from Margaret River renegade Jo Perry.

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Winemaker Jo Perry has extensive experience making wine in Spain, and she certainly knows her way around Tempranillo.

This comes from Jo's Margaret River vineyard, and is crafted in a fresh and juicy 'joven' style, as is Jo's fingerprint with most of her wines.

Tempranillo can often be a bit ripe and over-the-top but this is gorgeously pure-fruited and full of energy. A beautiful all-occasions red here.

From our vineyard Yungarra - hand harvest, whole bunches then destemmed fruit on top. Two weeks on skins. Basket pressed to seasoned oak barrels. 4 months resting before racking to blend & bottle.

93 points, "From Jo Perry’s home-grown grapes in Margaret River. She knows her way around temp from extensive time in Spain working away at wine stuff there. Leans into a more joven style too.

So pure, so pretty, vibrant and ultra crunchy, thirst-quenching wine of vitality and energy. Red cherry, sarsparilla, cranberry and dark plums. Skinsy tannins, tense and shimmering with vitality, extends its flavours beautiful, a trill of frisky, sweet spice lingers with cola and bitter herbs in the mix. Just fantastic. What a ripper drink. And yet enough structure and savoury and tannin and layers to fruit character to bring it all home. A chill would go nice too." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Dormilona

Josephine Perry is one of the most exciting and interesting producers in Margaret River. Her Dormilona label is setting a new tone for the region.

A self-confessed 'lazy-bones' winemaker, Jo is low-intervention in the winery, instead focusing her energies on the quality of fruit that she brings in the winery.

She uses only organically and biodynamically farmed fruit from high-quality vineyards across Margaret River and the Swan Valley and is bringing an alternative styling to the hero varieties of the west.

These are natural wines with flair and originality. From vineyard to glass, Jo handcrafts each wine with love and tender hands. An authentic producer who's rightfully gaining plenty of attention.

Jo Perry and her fur baby, Humphrey Dormilona

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