We are stoked to announce that the Olivier Merlin wines are now available in Australia through WBW. Regarded as one of the finest producers in Macon these wines are strikingly beautiful, pure and affordable. A favourite producer of Jasper Morris MW (author of the renowned Burgundy Bible - "Inside Burgundy")
"He (Olivier Merlin) has established a reputation as one of the region’s most dynamic growers, a reference point for the Maconnais.The whites demonstrate Olivier's exceptional winemaking talents from lowly appellations. They are frequently taken for Côte d'Or wines if tasted blind. His Bourgogne Rouge is at its best after 2 to 3 years when the fruit expresses itself fully." - Jasper Morris MW
Hailing from the McLaren Vale we have a very exciting project from Winemaker duo Ben Caldwell and Mauricio Ruiz Cantú.
"We make alternative varieties that are well adapted to this part of the world, but that also have the unique expression from McLaren Vale's highly varied soils. Made in a minimal intervention style, these wines see partial whole bunch fermentation, foot treading and most of them are pressed early to keep them fresh and vibrant." –Ben & Mauricio.
When these boys say alternative they mean it, from Tinitio, Anglianico and some other interesting mixed blends, they have got our taste buds tingling.