The Perfect Press is made to capture the fresh grapey flavours of the newly made wine.
For thousands of years the enjoyment of wine began with the finish of fermentation, giving a focus to the harvest cycle and village life. This continues with some whites and a few reds like the French Beaujolais, as celebrated in Beaujolais Nouveau, and several Northern Italian reds.
Locally we have been taught to think more of bottle maturation and cellaring and the pleasurable spontaneity of drinking a fresh, purple coloured youthful red has been lost.
Bringing a part of the harvest cycle to your table is the essence of The Perfect Press though youthful wines made from lightly pressed and free run juice are quite delicious.
The first release was a McLaren Vale Grenache from 2014 however for this vintage our winemaker has turned to Barossa Cabernet from the fabulous, almost perfect, 2021 vintage.