Notes: Strawberry, cherry Elderflower
Alcohol (%): 12%
Origin: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
Maker: Momento Mori
- Syrah (Shiraz)
Fermentation: Vegan Steel Only
Asian Food Pairing: Kebab, korean fried food (twikim)
Western Food Pairing: Pizza, seafood aglio olio
Momento Mori Rosso 2020
It’s back ! Momento Mori Rosso. It has been a while since this cuvee was released (2017 was the last one) This wine is intended to be 100% Glou Glou ! The idea was to make a chilled (or ambient), light red as accessible and drinkable as the Fistful of Flowers is. It’s been a difficult couple of years for a lot of people. Having affordable wines that don’t require too much thinking about is important.
A blend of Malvasia, Shcioppettino rosé & Syrah all grown in rocky, red volcanic soils. It is designed to be served chilled and can happily be consumed over a couple of days and shows very well on day two. It is an aromatic, energetic, slighty wild & a very refreshing wine. Acid driven and medium to light bodied in nature, and in saying that it also has some good underlying complexity and layers of fruit that show through. It can also be consumed at ambient temp if preferred and certainly has enough flesh and weight to go well with food. Don’t over think it. Chill it down. Drink it.
All of Dane John's wines are made with small ferments, wild yeast, no new oak, no mechanical pumps, no fining, no filtration and no additions at any stage of winemaking or bottling. His philosophy is simple “I’m just trying to make wines as pure and as clean as I can, without adding anything at all. That includes sulphur. I kind of like the constraints of not using sulphur ... I guess it’s like farming organically, it instantly ensures you can only do things gently and in small batches.”
As well as the vineyards they farm are also fortunate enough to work with some like minded and very fastidious growers throughout Victoria. They source high quality organic fruit that has been nurtured with the same philosophies in mind and are ever encouraging and striving for more sustainable and natural farming practices.