This is always the most anticipated release of the year for us. And, with good reason.
Staring at the Sun is what you might call the flagship wine (for want of a better term), it was the first wine released under Momento Mori Wines and has gained somewhat of a cult following in Australia and abroad.
I started making wine on a quest to make wines precisely like this one. And subsequently to keep trying to hone and refine them year in and year out no matter what the cost or how inefficient the methods are deemed to be.
The vines are grown in the volcanic cambrian soils of the Mount Camel range in northern Heathcote and year after year some incredible and unique fruit. The resulting wine says it all really..
The blend is relatively the same each year and includes Fiano, Vermentino, Malvasia (sometimes) and Moscato Giallo, although amounts are adjusted to suit the vintage.
All are fermented separately in stainless for varying time on skins. Each variety is then pressed back to stainless and left to rest on solid lees over the winter (also in stainless) before gravity racking, assembling the final blend and then bottling in early summer. – Producers notes