2019 Ephemera Sangiovese
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.
50% whole cluster fermentation for 7 days, with no plunging or pumping over. The wine was rested in old hogsheads 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 much lighter style of Sangiovese, with a brilliant hit of acid. Drink it however you want, I had it by myself over two days. No sharesies.