For our look at #budburst across @Australia this spring we're visiting @flormarchewine with this stunning #regram: Slowly breathing life back into these old vines... Flor Marché are small batch natural winemakers sourcing parcels of fruit from single vineyards across the southwest of Western Australia including Margaret River, Great Southern, Pemberton and Swan Valley.
Here's more on the philosophy behind Flor Marché from winemaker Elizabeth Reed... Wines are crafted with integrity and intent to express the unique characteristics of the varieties grown from our diverse and pristine wine regions.
The approach to winemaking is based on the understanding that the most important characteristics of wine come from the vineyard and the soil the grapevines are grown on. With that sentiment, I work closely with my growers to ensure the grapes are grown in a healthy environment with best organic practice.
As a winemaker, this is reflected by making no additions in the winemaking process. I do not add yeast preferring to rely on the natural yeast in the vineyard. I do not add acid preferring to harvest when the sugar, acid and flavours are in balance. I do not add tannin preferring to use techniques which extract tannin from the grape skins and stems. I do not use fining agents preferring to keep the vitality of the wine present.