The full title is “Preservative Free Wrattonbully White Field Blend.” That’s a long name. Wrattonbully sits just above Coonawarra in South Australia. Made exclusively for Cellarmasters by Gwyn Olsen, winemaker at Briar Ridge and Pepper Tree in the Hunter Valley. A blend of Fiano, Viognier, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Left on skins for 4 days to gain texture and complexity. Preservative (Sulphur dioxide free). Weighs in at a whopping 14.1% alcohol.
Gwyn Olsen, Preservative Free, White Field Blend, Wrattonbully, 2019
A deep lemon colour in the glass. Potent aromas of preserved lemon, citrus blossom, apricot, doughy hot dog bun, brown pear, Brazil nut and maybe a touch white board marker/texta. Stone fruit and pear carries through the medium bodied palate with sour, yet bracing acidity. There’s some phenolic grip through the back palate but the fruit is a little wan.
Wine sample courtesy of Cellarmasters