Pedra Branca by Smidge Wines
The Pedra Branca wine series from Smidge Wines celebrates how the forces of nature have the power to create things that are unique and remarkable. Pedra Branca wines are project wines where each year, master winemaker Matt Wenk, demonstrates his 'berry to bottle' philosophy by finding the best grapes from individual vineyards that showcase the best of their class and the conditions in which they were grown. This makes Pedra Branca wines remarkable, highly sought after, acclaimed by wine reviewers and by their nature, extremely limited in quantity.
On skins for 15 days, with a fermentation lasting 9 days. The fruit was handpicked and destemmed only, while the must had no acid adjustment and went through with a wild fermentation. Upon pressing, both the free run and pressings were combined and after racking off gross lees, the wine was matured in two 2-year-old French barriques. The 2021 vintage was cool and dry and the wine had a certain subtlety about it, so it was French oak all the way! After spending 11 months in oak, the wine was lightly fined and bottled unfiltered.
Only 165 bottles made, 96 Points / Gold from Halliday Wine Companion. Released August 30, 2021
* Maximum 2 bottles per purchase *