2019 Ephemera Negroamaro
Rhen Dodd and Janelle De Gabriele make invigorating wines under the aptly named ‘Ephemera’ moniker. Based out of the Yarra Valley, together Rhen and Janelle explore ‘snapshot’ winemaking, focusing their energy on their organically grown vineyard in the Yarra alongside their love for the Chalmers vineyard in Heathcote.
Whole bunch pressed directly to aged barrels to ferment on full solids. Natural primary and malolactic fermentation, rested on full lees for 3 months. Prior to bottling the wine is racked once, and sulphur dioxide added, this being the only addition made. No fining or filtration.
Where: Heathcote, Victoria
How: A white negroamaro? How strange, but delicious. Cheese wine for sure.