Wayward Child Discovery Six
Wayward Child. It’s all about discovery, having to learn for ourselves, discovering new ways of doing things and learning more about the country we care for. Wayward Child, fun to know, but don’t tell your respectable friends… ‘coz there’s not enough to go around.
This six pack of wine has one of each of the following.
2018 WC Ilion
Our first white field blend. All of our Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon (we have tiny, tiny quantities of each) are combined to make a wine that is part homage to the Yarra Valley wine region pioneers of 1970’s and 80’s. A little bit classical and a little bit pop.
2019 WC Ilion
Steppin-it-up. Ilion 2 see’s us with the confidence to go full-tilt-boogie with reduced cropping, 100% barrel ferment and maturation (predominantly neutral oak), and for that monster jump in X-factor zing…it’s bottled unfiltered and without adjustments. BAAM!
2019 WC Skins Fermented Pinot Gris
Our fourth Wayward Pinot Gris but the first with a double whammy of back to the future, lo-fidelity winemaking. Whammy one. Extended skins maceration extracting as much of the pinkish, textural and grippy goodness as we can. Whammy two: Partially oxidative maturation under a “flor” yeast that adds an almond like savoury kink. Best ever!
2019 WC Pinot Noir
Wayward Child of Layla is the unfiltered / unplugged version. Earthy and mushroom notes prevail and the wine just feels a bit more substantial. This is the first Wayward Pinot Noir release.
2019 WC Serendip
Our fourth Wayward Child red field blend, but the second one in which Shiraz plays the lead role. Bunches of grapes are thrown into a big open tub, winemaker jumps in to foot mash, whole thing gets wrapped up and we check out what happened six weeks after picking. Briefly aged in neutral oak. Turns out yummy
2019 WC Bastion
Our second sweet fortified wine. Bits of everything from all over the farm are left hanging until super-ripe. Fermentation commences but is then abruptly terminated by the addition of grape spirit. it’s a bit wine and bit more liqueur. Drink neat or make cocktails.
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