Our introduction to Ephemera wines came from when Rhen Dodd was working as assistant to Gary Mills at Jamsheed. He's since started his own label with partner Jannelle de Gabriele, working out of Yarra Valley with the majority of their fruit sourced from the organic Chalmer's Vineyard in Heathcote, North Victoria.
Vermentino; the dry fresh salty white variety from North Italy (but organically farmed in Australia of course!). Here the fruit is fermented on its skins for 6 days, with no maceration (so gentle and not orange/tannic/phenolic), then pressed into old French oak barriques and large format oak for fermentation. Bottled unfiltered and unfined, and with just a small amount of sulphites added at bottling.
NB: All Ephemera 2018 wines are under crown seal (but are still wines, not sparkling).
Tags: Ephemera, Rhen Dodd, Jannelle de Gabriele, Heathcote, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, Organic