L’ Orange 2020

Riesling and Semillon from the organically farmed L’enclos Du Tertre vineyard in the Great Southern’s Frankland River sub-region. Hand picked on the same day, parcels were fermented separately for an average of six days on skins before basket pressing to a combination of mature oak and ceramic egg. The 2020 version is as aromatic as ever with aromas of white flower and citrus and a mouthful of fresh tannins, in the nicest possible way.

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Express Winemakers are about producing wines that are uniquely expressive of their origins. We currently lease and manage four small vineyards in the Mount Barker and Porongurup sub-regions of Western Australia’s Great Southern. We feel that the cool climate and ancient decomposed granite soils of the Great Southern lends itself to low yielding vines producing high quality fruit, which is necessary to make expressive minimal intervention wines.

We farm our vineyards using organic practices eschewing the use of synthetic chemicals. We don’t irrigate our vineyards forcing the vines to send roots deep into the sub-soil. Our fruit is all hand harvested and crushed by foot, commonly employing whole bunches including the stalks. Both primary and malolactic fermentation occur spontaneously with native yeast and bacteria. Movement of the wine is kept to a minimum and no fining or filtration is used. We believe that these practices as well as being better for the environment, help create delicious wines that express a sense of place.

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