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DORMILONA VERDELHO

Dormilona means ‘lazy bones’ in Spanish, which is winemaker Jo Perry’s nickname. She might be laid back, but her winemaking style is all about attention to detail. Her and partner Jim Crespin’s wines are naturally made, no additives, no fining and no filtration, just a sprinkle of sulphur and some no sulphur at all. Here’s what they say about this particular drop:

Verdelho is a classic variety from the Swan Valley, lost in the wave of alternate varieties planted over the years. This fruit is from the traditional Lamonts vineyard planting, upper Swan, 80 years of age & dry grown. Hand harvest, then destemmed into open for slight skin contact, basket pressed straight to tank for a chill ferment. Battonaged on heavy lees for 3 months, full malo then racked & a touch of sulphur at bottling.

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