Panopticon, the all seeing eye, seemed appropriate, not only topographically but philosophically, for this is a wild area of true pioneers with more than their fair share of a rebellious streak. This was a term we first encountered at Kilmainham Gaol in Dublin, a site of the incarceration of many an Irish patriot seeking independence, and the scene of the strike of 1923 that would influence so many to come. People making a stand for the future, what an awe-inspiring tale.
So we raise a glass of Panopticon and ponder the people doing their bit to protect some small sense of liberty and all those desperate to stop them.
A true field blend, this Riesling dominated blend was picked in the cool of night on the 26th of February 2021 at a mouth puckering 3.2pH and 10.3 baume, to create a laser focused wine. With all the expected citrus notes but with tropical notes and super satisfyingly persistent acid line. Literally impossible to drink a bottle in more than 20 minutes excepting some sort of epic tantric mind control.
– Konpira Maru