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Melbury Vale | 'MV01' | 2020

£23.00
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TRIOMPHE D'ALSACE, DORNFELDER, RONDO + PINOT NOIR

SHAFTESURY, DORSET, ENGLAND

CONVENTIONAL + LOW INTERVENTION

11.34% ABV

"Winemaker Clare Pestell at Melbury Vale had been struggling to decide what to do with a rogue barrel from her 2018 vintage. Our pal Daniel Ham from Offbeat suggested to Clare that the base wine still had enough yeasts present that it might do well as a Col Fondo.

Whilst the base wine was conventionally produced, it had developed into such a wild and wonderful animal after 18 months under cap that a second fermentation was enough to produce a wine that demanded attention."

Experimental cuvee MV01 was born, tasting somewhere between great Lambrusco & a gnarly sparkling Grolleau, we welcome MV01. A true one off!

A Col-Fondo style blend of Triomphe d'Alsace, Dornfelder, Rondo & Pinot Noir from the chalk hills of Dorset, picked in 2018. The wine was spurred into a second fermentation with just a little sugar and an offering to Dorset's own Cerne Abbas Giant.

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