"Spur-pruned. Leaf-plucked. 58% Sémillon (Block 6), 38% Merlot (Block 3B), 4% Muscat (Block 14). 100% whole-bunch co-fermented. Four months sur lie in demi-muid. What Gant describes as “our version of a palhete”, the light Portuguese red that is a mix of red and white grapes. Light cherry red, more like a deep rosé. The first impression is red fruit, mostly pretty, sweet/sour cherry, but I wonder if I am led in that direction by the colour? There’s also fresh citrus and a light herbal note (the whole-bunch component, perhaps) but the aroma is quite hard to describe, as if the co-fermentation had fully blended the varieties to be hard to disentangle in the aroma or flavour. On the palate, exceptionally high acidity, which might be challenging for anyone who is not an acid freak. Not without fruit but pretty lean, the whole bunch adding a further stemmy freshness. Needs food to calm it down a bit. Highly stylised wine that is probably the tipple of hip somms. Bone dry, surprisingly moreish (but then I am an acid lover). The tannins are extremely fine but build to a more chewy impression on the 2nd and 3rd sips. Very unusual and unusually delicious. A wine for pure pleasure but not for hedonists.