Now and then a wine is required that doesn’t need a ritual on opening, whose departure from a collection is not accompanied by nostalgic memories of its purchase. A wine that doesn’t need glasses you don’t have. Sometimes one wants a wine to be a song heard a thousand times, something to hum to, tap to, work with. A wine that’s finished before you get to know it, a wine you begin to miss only when it’s gone. A wine that realises there are other things in life, a lot of other things. (Wine geeks may read the fine print)
The Live-a-Little range was created to be that wine. Made from our more generously yielding vineyards, the grapes are given the same care in the coldrooms and the crusher as our more serious offerings. Yeasts specially selected for this style are used. Ferment temperatures are kept in check and pump-overs done less vigorously. Earlier pressing, racking and filtering retain the vibrant colour and fruit, resulting in an entry-level wine that will surprise and revive you.
Live-a-Little wines with no added sulphur are available in the United States.