Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Style: Light-bodied sparkling wine made using solera
Light, fresh & dry. Apple, lemon zest, papaya & toast on the nose. Good effervescence, with a well-balanced & clean finish. Lots of complexity beyond just “an ordinary sparkling wine”.
“I remember my uncle beating the shit out of me when I was about seven for digging up all these cow horns on his property. I asked him, ‘What were you doing into biodynamics in the late 60s?’ And he had no idea what biodynamics was. He just did what was needed to get the best out of his farm.”
Neil Prentice is a man of many crafts – he breeds wagyu cattle, distils his own gin and produces some of the most unique Pinots in the Land Down Under. He kicked off his career by drinking the Italian godfathers – Radikon, Gravner and Breg – who inspired him to grow vines without irrigation, fertilizing, spraying or “other weird things”.