What importer Polaner Selections has to say about this wine...
VINEYARDThe 2021 Hunter's Moon had an interesting prospect, as there was botrytis set in for a lovely repeat of 2020 Hunter’s Moon, but the non-botrytis grapes were long in letting their flavors show. So Mimi waited and finally picked all the Chenin blanc on the same day, October 20, happily the same day as she picked in 2020.SOILVolcanic (Jory) on Terrace, Ancient Marine Sediment on slopesVITICULTUREThe Hope Well vineyard is meticulously farmed using 100% natural, organic and biodynamic methods. A chemical free environment that employs regenerative farming is important to create a place that thrives with biodiversity and well being.VINIFICATIONMimi picked in two passes. All the non-botrytised fruit went in one press load for the Hope Well Chenin Blanc. The botrytised fruit, a tiny fraction of the whole, went into the press on top of the stems of the first pass so that we could get as much juice as possible, yielding a exactly two barrels of 2021 Hunter’s Moon Chenin Blanc.AGINGAged for 11 months in neutral, French oak
Crisp , Earthy