Style: Medium-bodied, textural orange wine
A northern Italian grape, this time from Trentino. Intense skin-contact, offering a rollercoaster of flavors. One moment you love it, the next you rethink your decisions. Energy that flys everywhere, with acidity spiking every second on the palate. Big basket of passionfruit, peach, apricot and pear follows. Much better with food, its desperately needed blending partner.
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.