Last roll of the dice at Lusatia Park for us, the vineyard having been sold to one of the valley’s bigger players & thus rendering the fruit unavailable after 2016. H Block has been a stalwart for Out of Step, it’s where the grapes for our original release in 2012 were sourced & a block from which we’ve made wine ever since.
As has been widely noted already 2016 was a hot year but the old vines on this site, combined with it’s location in the cooler part of the Yarra, consistently deliver balance. Albeit in a slightly richer style in this season than in others.
As always we’re adamant that if treated with respect once it’s off the vine sauvignon blanc can deliver just as much excitement & deliciousness as the vast majority pinot noir & chardonnay from the same region.
Volume: 280 dozen
Site: Lusatia Park Vineyard, Woori Yallock (Yarra Valley), Victoria
Winemaking: Hand picked, wholebunch pressed to 10% new/90% old oak. Wild fermented. Partial MLF, left on lees then racked, settled (but not filtered), racked again & then into bottle in late August. No additions other than sulphur dioxide. Released May 2017.