ST. DUNE - EL BEYDA 2019
Honey, citrus and white peach on the nose, with flavours of ripe lemons, mandarin and spiced nougat. The palate is medium bodied with soft acidity and a savoury texture.
The fruit is hand picked and spends a day in the press on skins. After which the juice is pressed into oak barrels for fermentation, where it stays on lees for six months prior to bottling.
ORIGIN Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale, South Australia
MAKER St. DUNE
GRAPES 71% Grenache Blanc, 12% Grenache Gris, 12% Clairette, 5% Piquepoul
St. DUNE is a project from brothers Duncan and Peter Lloyd using fruit sourced from a vineyard in the Blewitt Springs sub-region of McLaren Vale.
DUNE was born from Peter and Duncan’s desire to explore wines showcasing this vineyard's unique and interesting style, and varieties suited to the gently north-facing, late ripening site.
The first DUNE wines were released in 2016 and the range has expanded to include a variety of blends and single varietal wines that are driven by a fresh, aromatic style that this vineyard delivers.
We farm organically (although not yet officially certified) and ferment simply. We don't fine our wines, sulphur is added in minimal amounts (although some wines receive none) and the wines receive a gentle filter prior to bottling. However, the approach is not one of minimal intervention – some of our varieties are co-fermented, others are not, the blending process is strategic and considered. Wines are driven by a vision of style, with each wine produced according to its style outcome and based on the individual qualities of the vineyard. This may involve different pruning techniques, green harvest or bunch thinning, differing dates for harvest, differing treatment of grapes pre-ferment, and then in the winery.