The square root of five is the unsung hero of the golden ratio:
When you learn about the golden ratio you then have to decide, does it mean the world is less complicated than we think, or is it more?
The golden ratio is level 10 fascinating. It underpins the fibonacci sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,13...), explains the dimensions of the Great Pyramid of Giza, explains the pattern of branches on a tree and the spirals on a pine cone. It can explain patterns in the stock market and is found in the art of Salvador Dali and the music of Debussy. For the bibly or Indiana Jones types, the Ark of the Convenant has the dimensions of 2.5 by 1.5 cubits (~1.6666). If you don't find all this amazing then you have to have a good hard look at yourself. I'm 100% positive that this is amazing.
The 2022 edition is 60% Sangiovese from the Aradale Vineyard. Grampian Wine Region, grown by our man Andrew Davey. It spent 18 days on skins and pressed off to stainless steel just before the end of ferment. The other 40% is from King River Wines in Edi Upper, King Valley. A spectacular vineyard nestled between the King River and a stunning bluff. This portion spent just 3 days on skins before being pressed off and fermenting nice and cool. They were blended post-ferment for our drinking please. This is designed to drink cold, the umami of the Sangiovese retaining its punch at low T and the grippy tannins making for a dry chewy finish.
Rhubarb, acacia and Tasmanian pepperberry on the nose with a punchy palate of sponge cake, plum and red miso.