• Planta Fina 2021

  • $28.00

  • Description

    We are very excited to present our first white wine made from a rare Spanish white variety called Planta Fina de Pedralba.

    Refreshing and zingy with a tang of nectarine skin, grapefruit, lime blossom and a briny hint of the sea.

    We suggest trying the Planta Fina after its been out of the fridge for a little while - it drinks best if it's not too cold. 

    Our small-batch of just 40 cases is unfiltered so you might notice a subtle haze and a little sediment at the bottom of the bottle. 

    This wine has an absolutely amazing story...

    Back in 2007 Anne was studying viticulture at UWA and her lecturer,  John 'jac' Considine, told us a story about travelling around the South West with a French ampelographer (an expert at identifying grape varieties).

    They had taken a pit-stop on a side road near Donnybrook and the ampelographer emerged from the bush with much excitement. Underneath the bracken and blackberries he had spotted a rare Spanish white grape variety he hadn't seen for years. Apologetically jac explained that trip had been some time ago and couldn't remember the location. 

    But Dave had an idea about where they had been. He had picked apples on most of the local orchards as a teenager and knew about an abandoned vineyard.  Sure enough, some time later we found the very haggard old vines growing up through bracken, blackberries and thick long grass with a few ragged bunches of fruit.  

    Three years of DNA testing followed to confirm that jac's ampelographer was right - Planta Fina de Pedralba was growing on the other side of town!

    Planta Fina de Pedralba yields large clusters of large grapes which turn golden as they mature. Traditionally some fruit would be dried to raisins while the fruit with less than perfect appearance would go to wine. The variety is named after the town of Pedralba in Valencia, Spain where the grapes were almost wiped out by phylloxera in the 1870's. 

    On a visit to Spain in 2015 we were not able to find any growers of Planta Fina. 

    Today we have 240 vines with another 600 cutting in the nursery - which will become a acre of planted vines. 

    Our small-batch of just 40 cases is unfiltered so you might notice a subtle haze and a little sediment at the bottom of the bottle. 

    Enjoy!

     

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