Lucy Margaux Noir de Noir 2016
- Vegan Suitable
- No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)
Winery/Brand: Lucy Margaux
This is a natural wine, so be prepared to have your taste buds and preconceptions of what wine should taste like challenged.
The Noir de Noir. It’s Black on Black, baby! This wine is made from 100% Pinot grapes from the Adelaide Hills and started out it’s fermenting life in a ceramic ovum. To look at it’s dark ruby red in colour, with a nice steady, fine bead. Rich dark cherries, strawberries and plums are evident on both the nose and palate, with a candy-like character. The finish is uber clean and fresh, just begging you to have one more bottle…I mean glass. Anton picked the Pinot grapes early enough to ensure they had the acid and zip needed for this style, but when the product looked a little pale and ‘serious’ he had to make alternative plans. A couple of weeks later when the rest of his Pinot fruit came in he threw in a bucket of riper grapes, adding a darker colour and fuller mouthfeel.
This is a natual wine, so be prepared to have your taste buds and perceptions of what wine should taste like challenged
Domaine Lucci and Lucy Margaux, names that are being whispered by those in the know about Natural Wines, or wines which are just that little bit different. Anton van Klopper and his wife Sally are the names behind the name. Living in a tiny enclave known as The Basket Range in South Australia this lucky family is surrounded by like-minded, progressive wine makers who are happily experimenting with new, or ancient, techniques in search of the magical elixir that is Natural Wine. But far from being a bunch of ‘fly by the seat of your tie-dye pants’ hippy types, there is a lot of intellectual firepower and experience behind these wine makers.
Anton's wines are a number of things; exciting, challenging, interesting, surprising and delicious to name just a few. Each vintage, each bottle even, have their own special quirks and idiosyncrasies, which is what makes this kind of wine production so special, something definitely worth sitting up and taking notice of. By pushing the boundaries of traditional wine making, Anton and his band of merry wine-making men in the Basket Range (James Erskine, Tom Shobbrook, and Sam Hughes) all living in just down the road from one another, have formed a movement they have called Natural Selection Theory, where wine making knows no bounds, and together they are working tirelessly to change the face of wines as they are perceived by most.
|Wine Type||Champagne & Sparkling|
|Region||Adelaide Hills, SA|
|No Added Preservative||Yes|