About The Pack
This mixed pack is the perfect gateway into the world of natural wine.
Here you'll find some great examples of wines made with minimal intervention. These are clean, fresh, vibrant wines made with little to no additions through the winemaking process.
The natural wine scene can be confronting if you've never tried these wilder styles of wine before. This pack is designed to ease you in gently.
2019 La Violetta Patio Nat
There's never a dull moment in the winery with AJ Hoadley. He's constantly on the hunt for something new.
Here's a brand new Pet Nat release, built with Patio drinking in mind.
This is Riesling and Muscat from the Great Southern in all their fizzy, flighty, cloudy glory. It's hyper floral and crazy drinkable.
'Don't think, just drink' is the message here from Hoades and he's nailed the style.Read more about 2019 La Violetta Patio Nat
2019 Dormilona Blanco
'Dormilona' is Spanish for 'lazy bones', a reference to a nickname winemaker Jo Perry was given in Spain. With Jo's wines it also refers to her 'lazy' hands-off winemaking approach, and even her 'laziness' in taking so long to launch her own label. We're glad she got there in the end!
This is a super little wine. Really fun drinking. It's Semillon, organically grown from Jo's vineyard in Willyabrup, Margaret River.
It's hand-picked as always, with a little bit of whole bunch, skin contact, lees stirring and time in older oak adding oodles of texture to what is inherently pure and zippy Semillon fruit.
Terrific value for interesting, yet smashable, modern Margaret River wine.Read more about 2019 Dormilona Blanco
2018 Arfion Fever
Dave Mackintosh loves to explore with skin contact whites. He's been playing with this idea for a few years, experimenting with his Smokestack Lightning range.
The Fever is a blend of 5 varieties from a single vineyard fermented on skins to showcase the character of the vintage.
The wine goes through natural malo, the fruit dictating how much goes through this process, then it is sent to bottle without cleaning up.
This is a bright and very well made version of 'amber wine'. If you want to explore this wine style, then Dave's offering is a very sophisticated place to start.Read more about 2018 Arfion Fever
2019 Jilly Wines White Wolf of Cumbria Red
The White Wolf of Cumbria Red is a Jared Dixon's all-purpose red blend built from Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvèdre, Shiraz and Petit Bordeaux.
It fits right in the modern, juicy red wine category. Jam packed with sweet blue fruit and spice - it's hard to see anyone not liking this.
It's a more approachable style of 'Bordeaux blend', with the smooth and supple drinkability of medium-bodied Cabernet taking centre stage.
The 2019 release is beautifully packaged and downright scrumptious to drink.Read more about 2019 Jilly Wines White Wolf of Cumbria Red
2018 Mallaluka Cabernet Franc
Here's a whole bunch Cab Franc with some attitude.
The fruit comes from the Leyshon home estate. In search of a lighter shade of this Bordeaux variety, Sam has fermented this portion of fruit a whole clusters allowing the natural occuring yeasts from the vineyard to ferment the juice inside the berries. The end effect is a wine bucketloads of life and energy. Something akin to a cru Beaujolais with a Cab Franc flavour profile, or something along those lines.
Structured, savoury yet brimming with juicy fruit - this is another winner from Sam Leyshon.Read more about 2018 Mallaluka Cabernet Franc
2018 Harkham Wines Aziza's Shiraz
Ritchie Harkham's wines all carry with them a sense of purity and honesty.
While the Aziza's Shiraz is a wine that could only come from the Hunter Valley, there is an extra degree of vibrancy and primacy to the wine. It feels like Hunter Shiraz stripped back. Laid bare. Unfixed and unfined. All that's there is striking, honest fruit.
This wine is preservative free and completely devoid of adjustments in the winery. That's Ritchie's way.
Surely one of the Hunter Valley's most unique expressions of Shiraz.Read more about 2018 Harkham Wines Aziza's Shiraz