Jilly Wine Co. 'Banana Girl' 2021
The wine: Sauvignon Blanc (80%) was fermented on skins for 7 days & pressed to old French barriques. Chardonnay (20%) was fermented on skins for 3 weeks & pressed to stainless steel. Both components remained on gross lees for 7 months maturation prior to blending. Bottled unfined & unfiltered.
Fruit sourced from across the Central Tablelands. Namely from the Chalou vineyard just outside of Orange in Emu Swamp & Antonio's vineyard in Canowindra. Both sites are farmed organically.
The Winery: A story of small-batch, seasonal and creative winemaking, where each vintage is the product of a time and place, and a thought, or feeling pursued: a spirited endeavour that bottles a time of inspiration and experimentation; a moment captured to never be reproduced in the same way, again. An extension of the mind and heart of Jared Dixon, Jilly Wines are hand-made in Clunes, New South Wales, to inspire, celebrate, and enjoy.