Athletes of Wine - Alto! Alto!! Bianco - 2017
King Valley & Macedon Ranges, Victoria
The Athletes are Melbourne-based sommeliers Matt Broke and Liam O'Brien who work closely in the vineyards alongside the growers to ensure their relationship is less "business transaction" and more hands-on, interactive and symbiotic.
All handpicked and wild fermented, this blend of 52% Friulano, 40% Chardonnay and 8% Sauvignon Blanc was whole bunch pressed to stainless except for the Sauvignon Blanc which was destemmed, crushed and left to macerate in the Chardonnay component for 5 months to promote texture.
The wine is left to rest in stainless and on lees for a total of 6 months before being racked to bottle without the addition of finings. Unfiltered.
Only 2,700 bottles produced.