Displaying a delicate onion skin colour, the 2018 Salasso presents a bright perfume of mandarin, wild red berries, cinnamon and watermelon. It is seamless and energetic on the palate, offering a combination of dry, structural elements and a supple strawberry and cream texture, capped off with a fresh red berry finish.
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2020
Very pale tea rose. And very aromatic too. Heady florals, spicy red currants, maybe a hint of complexing sulphides. It’s textural, pinot gris-like moving from a sweet entry to savoury and dry in a thrice; but ultimately savoury, dry and polished. Really well made.
The Wine Front, October 2018
Pale, pretty, subtle red fruit and white cherry, a liquorice juiciness. It’s soft and flavoursome, gentle acidity, powdery texture, blood orange in the aftertaste. Quiet complexity. Spot on.
The fruit was whole bunch pressed and fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts in a mix of large-format foudre and old French oak barriques. Once dry, the wine was left sur lie for several months prior to bottling. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.