Marcus Satchell is our winemaker at Dirty Three Wines. Pretty much everyone knows him as Satchy or Satch. These are his side project wines, his solo records… The vineyards with great stories, the grapes that don’t fit in to the band, but need to be heard.
Old man Satch has been a collector of Seppelts Sparkling Shiraz or Burgundy as it was known until the Frenchies banned us for using the term, and introduced both Lisa and Marcus to the style. This is our first crack at it, owing to the fact we were lucky enough to secure some high quality shiraz grapes from Purple Hen on Phillip Island where Satch spent 5 years winemaking when he first moved back to South Gippsland. We love the fresher early bottled style of Sparkling Shiraz, so decided to make a complex base wine, including whole bunches in the fermentation, aged in barrel for 9 months then sent to bottle with carbonation, a little Rutherglen muscat and balanced dosage (sugar).
Silverwaters, San Remo
Bunchy, spicy, smokey, medium bodied
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