MINIM WINES - 'BOURDAIN' SANGIOVESE, SHIRAZ, NERO D'AVOLA 2022
Ripe fruit, handled gently. Concentration without density. Generosity with vibrancy and lift. A nice red to open mid week with a bowl of spaghetti. The fruit is ripe and the tannins hint at power; with plum and raspberry, liquorice and master stock. Drying tannins that rise and fall quickly, allowing the fruit room to move about and lighten the mood. Bourdain loves Pizza and summer BBQs and Black Flags ‘Rise Above’
ORIGIN Heathcote, Victoria
MAKER Minim Wines
GRAPES Sangiovese, Shiraz, Nero d'Avola
A note from the Winemaker, Tim...
Local fruit, grown well, handled simply.
I want to make small wines from great sites around Central Victoria. I source from growers dedicated to soil health and fruit quality; some organic, some moving that way and some more conventionally grown. I work with native yeasts and tend to build complexity in my wines by fermenting smaller volumes with different approaches. Most wines age in old casks, some in stainless. I release lairy and fruitful blended wines in Spring and more focused varietal, single-site expressions throughout the following year.
Since 2019 I’ve been growing grapes on two vineyards in Metcalfe, learning as I go and committing deeper to regenerative agriculture as the seasons pass. Soil health is the biggest driver for me, so removing Glyphosate was step one. More on Metcalfe in the vineyards sections
My wines are made at Boomtown Winemakers Co-operative on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Castlemaine, Victoria.