Cri de Coeur translates as cry of the heart, referring to the frustration of Australian wine makers who have previously mistaken these Savagnin grapes for Albarino! Now, in its fourth iteration, wine maker Rollo Crittenden has turned to the great Vin Jaune wines of the Jura region in France for inspiration.
The grapes are whole bunched pressed to old French barriques before natural fermentation and malolactic conversion. Following ferment the barrels are moved to a well ventilated shed, where conditions are perfect for the gradual growth of a flor yeast. The protective properties of the yeast voile prevent excessive oxidation. The wine is bottled without any filtration, fining, stabilization or the significant addition of SO2.
An expressive wine presenting flavours of preserved lemon, grilled nuts & exotic spices. A palate of tremendous breadth and length with mouth filling chalky texture and persistent acid drive.
They recommend pairing this wine with Comte cheese but it sounds like it's calling for a North African tagine!