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Save Our Souls Bubbles & Co NV 13.2% 750ml
The second release of Bubbles and Co once again blends fruit from the Yarra Valley and Merbein. This release 78% Chardonnay (Yarra), 15% Vermentino (Merbein) and 7% Sauvignon Blanc (Yarra). The Chardonnay is a combination of both tank and barrel fermented wine from the 2017 vintage as well as a small amount of 2016 for added complexity. These components form the backbone of the wine and give a sense of verve from the acidity. The Vermentino component is from 2016 and came from Chalmers in Merbein. It contributes apple and pear characters and the toasty/doughy element in the mid-palate.
Many years ago when Jason Searle was helping out at Bass Phillip he came across Bill Downie. Bill and Jason realised that they shared some common ideals for wine. A friendship was then forged during viticulture studies , a passion for wine with definition of place and interest was often the bonding agent. After vintage in Italy Jason returned to keep working on a part-time basis in vineyards while Bill's star was on the rise making a name for himself as one of Australia's brightest young winemakers. Firstly at De Bortoli and then creating the William Downie wines, all this whilst spending the majority of the year in Burgundy. As Jason began to put some ideas in place to start making wine, Bill, now back in Australia, put forward the idea of making them together. Save Our Souls was born. The intention was to make affordable wine that was removed from the shadows of typical ‘New World' wine making practices.Variety: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
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