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2018 Brash Higgins ZBO Zibbibo Ricca Terra Farms

$42.50

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SKU 003871 Categories , Variety Vintage Country Region Producer Features, , , , Format750ml bottle

ABV11.8%

Zibibbo is an ancient, aromatic white grape from the Muscat family grown in the warmth of the Mediterranean and South Australia. From fruit grown at Ricca Terra Farms in the sunny Riverland, the varietal was chosen for its potential to develop length and complexity from longer skin contact, the wine is fruity yet bone dry; reminiscent of something from Alice in Wonderland, where things aren’t always as they seem. Handpicked,  the golf ball-sized, bronze fruit was destemmed into waiting for terracotta amphorae. A wild ferment ensued with the caps hand plunged twice daily until the ferment finished and the skins sank into the wine.  The skins, seeds and juice remained covered in situ for six months. A natural FLOR layer of yeast volunteers itself and covers and helps protect the wine. The ‘free-run’ was siphoned off in spring and combined with the pressings. The wine settles before being racked and sent to bottle unfiltered and unfined. Cloudy and a diaphanous, pale gold in appearance. The wine is dry yet exudes tantalising herbal, spice and stone fruit aromas. – Brash Higgins