Grape(s): Vermentino + Moscato Giallo
Style: Medium-bodied skin-contact wine
This particular wine is a blend of Vermentino and Moscato Giallo (which serves as complementary grape). The wine spends three months on skins in tank on its skin to acquire aromatics, colour and strength. Dane works with small batch co-ferments, wild yeasts and ambient ferments. This is a natural wine, bottled without filtration, fining or added sulphur. It is delicate yet complex, with hints of musk, orange blossom, orange peel, ginger spice and a savoury grip.
Momento Mori was born out of a desire to make wines that first and foremost have respect for the living. ?Momento Mori? is Latin for ?Remember that you have to die?. New Zealander Dane Johns started his career in wine working for Bill Downie in Victoria, later moving on to start his own label with fruit sourced from just a few organic growers throughout the region. Dane works primarily with Italian varietals such as Fiano, Moscato Giallo, and Nero d?Avola that seem to shine in this climate. All of Dane?s wines are as hand-made as can be. Small ferments, wild yeast, no new oak, no mechanical pumps, no fining, no filtration, no additions. All of his wines are full of character, freshness and purity, and above all else, they are alive.