When asked to describe the ethos of this wine, Louis responded with a quippy one-liner: “Fine cold, climate chardonnay to be drunk in a DJ booth at 3am.” Aptly named ‘Loud Places,’ this wine also pulls inspiration from the eponymous track by Jamie XX. This wine is one of those fun spins on a classic variety, a telltale sign of a new wave producer in South Australia. The grapes come from a single vineyard, the Virgara Hill Block, in the Piccadilly Valley, one of the highest winegrowing regions in Australia (1300 to 1950ft).
Grapes were hand harvested and then whole-bunch pressed to French oak puncheons and barriques (20% new). Fermentation kicked off spontaneously, as all of Louis’ wines do, and the lots remained there for 8 months before being blended and bottled with a dash of sulfur. No fining or filtering.