Borachio - Battered Sav 2020
Region: Adelaide Hills
As with the other whites in this latest Borachio haul, a clean citrus acid line pervades here. A touch of pleasant reduction, a little more butteriness and a little more layered fruit complexity than the straight Chard, or Savagnin respective. But overall this is all about pure, structured and refreshment. Great palate cleanser with interest when paired with food.
Whole bunch pressed with some co-ferment. Fermented to nearly dry before elevage in barrel.
Borachio is the project of Alicia Basa and Mark Warner. Mark and Alicia started out working with James Erskine at Jauma before heading out on their own. They source organic fruit from vineyards in Mt Torrens and Mt Compass in the Adelaide Hills (Peramangk Country). The wines are a mix of experimental and vineyard specific, with no additions including sulphites.
There is a lot of creativity behind the wines (and labels, thanks to Alicia’s sister Pilar) and you can really feel how much fun Alicia and Mark have making things. These are fun, high quality and clean wines with each vintage improving on the last. I have been selling these wines since their first release and am always excited to see what they do next.