Dormilona Tinto 2021
Shiraz. Margaret River, W.A
Just landed in the UK, the 2021 Dormilona house wines are just so straightforward and easy drinking. This is an Aussie Shiraz that is spicy, juicy and super easy to knock back.
Tinto is made in the young nuevo style grown from organic Shiraz from Osmington. Simply harvested in the cool morning light, wild fermented in open bins then basket pressed off to tank before sugar completion. Natural malo, racked, blended & bottled. No additions, finings nor filtration to bottle. Only minimal sulphur.
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. This is Wander's first foray into importing and Im so extremely proud to be working with Jo and that we managed to find a way to get her wines to the other side of the world during a global pandemic!