Lino Ramble Ludo Fiano 2021
$ 32.00 incl. GST
Grown in Paxton’s Hilltop Vineyard. 60% of the wine remained on skins in French oak foudres, hand plunging twice daily until completion of fermentation. 90 days later it was combined with the pressings component, followed by 11 months maturation in oak, with periodic lees stirring. 100% malolactic fermentation and bottled with minimal sulphur.
The vineyard is surrounded by gum trees which lends a herbal character through the nose and palate, alongside dried flowers and lavendar. Has a great shape and drive, highly aromatic and a pulpy quality occasionally seen with this variety. Treads the line well between tension and richness.
“The aromatics on this wine are quite something. Lino Ramble is such an excellent producer. Citrus blossoms and pure citrus but with, as vague as this might sound, a botanical twist. Citrus oil-like notes with peppermint tossed through, the palate then showing dry pear, lime and more of those blossomy peppermint-like notes. It carries a rush of acidity but it has the weight, texture and flavour to carry it. I’m not arguing that this is a great wine but, even so, I came away enthralled.” 92 points, Campbell Mattinson, Winefront