Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
100% good old Cabernet Sauvignon from her little dry grown organic block in Yallingup. Hand picked, foot stomped, wild fermented in opens & post maceration for a three months. Then basket pressed & aged to perfection in seasoned French oak barriques. Only racked once and sulpured at bottling.
This wine is about fruit foremost, with no new oak, no filtration, no fining, no additives, it’s a true expression of the wonders of the land. With all her wines Jo puts her energy into the quality and trusting her instincts on when to pick to allow the structure of the wine comes from the grape rather than oak. It’s elegant, feminine, precise and effortless.
All the way from Margaret River, W.A Dormilona are produced by a self confessed “lazy bones” winemaker, Josephine Perry. Referring to Jo’s low intervention approach to wine making, rather than her work ethic, she is very similar to me in that she is a one woman show ( whilst being a young mum ) and she chooses to focus her energy on the quality of the fruit that she brings into the winery. Using only organically and biodynamic fruit from vineyards across the Margaret River & Swan Valley, Jo creates natural wines from hero varieties from region such as Chardonnay & Cab Sauv, that have flair and originality. These are Jo’s babies, that’s she handcrafts with so much love and care & you can really taste it in every glass. T