Wild Air-Storm Wines (75cl)
agent, Ben Henshaw. Grapes are sourced from Ignis vineyard in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley in South Africa. Inspired by the more restrained, textural styles of Sauvignon Blanc rarely made in South Africa, this is an outstanding wine with a small production.
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Cape South Coast, South Africa
Tasting notes/pairing options: Wild Air is a brilliant, zippy, concentrated Sauvignon with good textural depth to match its freshness – close your eyes and you could be drinking a ripe vintage Sancerre.
The vineyard/the winemaking:
Most of the vineyard is planted with Pinot, but there is a small section of 20-year-old Sauvignon Blanc vines, quite unusual for the region, growing on low-vigour, stony, clay-rich shale soils. Winemaking is hands-off. Grapes are pressed with a basket press. Fermentation is with natural yeasts, mostly in neutral 228-litre French oak and with a small part in tank. The wine rests on the lees for 6 months and a quarter of it completes full malolactic fermentation. Bottled without fining or filtration.
We are a close family business and are currently in our second generation. We are based on our natural lavender farm, Yorkshire Lavender in the North Yorkshire countryside.
So why wine?
With a member of our staff, Timi, a trained sommelier; it seemed crazy to let that enthusiasm and experience go to waste.
Wine starts in the ground! Just like lavender the correct soil, conditions and care are vital to grow excellent grapes to make exceptional wine.
Our commitment to our natural lavender farm along with Timi’s enthusiastic expertise has led to a developing interest in natural, organic, bio-dynamic wines.
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