What’s your go to wine on Xmas day?
Sparkling red paired with opening presents a longstanding Innes ‘tradition’.
What are you expecting from vintage 21?
We’ve got high expectations for 2021, the season is off to a very promising start in the Limestone Coast. We’re looking forward to putting 2020 behind us!
Are you doing anything new this year?
This year we released our first Ottelia Graciano, 2019 vintage from Padthaway. We’re thrilled with the wine and are looking forward to sharing it. Matilda has also started her own label Taschini, the first release is a 2020 co-fermented Pinot Gris, Graciano and Sangiovese. Served chilled it’s ideal for Summer drinking.
How would you describe your wine style?
Our wine style is vibrant, fresh and food friendly. We believe that winemaking begins in the vineyard and the Ottelia wines are reflective of the sites they’re sourced from. We have a ‘back to basics’ approach in the winery, using small open fermenters, wild ferments and a basket press.
What wine in your range is hot right now?
Our Mount Gambier Riesling. The region is a having its well-deserved moment in the spotlight. It’s known for the super cool climate and pure limestone soils, creating wines with intense natural acidity and beautiful minerality. >>> BUY IT HERE <<<
What is the one Kauri product you can’t live without?
The Smart Analysis AKA the wine lab in a shoebox! It’s convenient, practical and makes analysis so easy.
And finally, if you could make wine anywhere, what wine and where would it be?
John: Riesling across Germany, my first white wine love!
Matilda: The Jura in France, making Vin Juane. I love the complexities and characteristics of the style, it would be incredible knowledge to gain and experiment with.