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Gant & Co. Sur Lie White Blend

$34.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Margaret River, Australia
Viticulture: Regenerative & dry-farmed
Grape varieties: 60% Sémillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc

Gant & Co. Sur Lie White Blend is a harmonious marriage of texture, springtime spice, and light. The wine smells of sweet peas and ocean air. This is a magnificently pure tribute to Margaret River’s cooling ocean winds and ancient soils.

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NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Lemon, Yellow Apple

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

Neutral Oak

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Chilled Whites and Rosés (48°–52°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Vine Street Imports

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Gant & Co. Sur Lie White Blend

Gant & Co. Sur Lie White Blend is a harmonious marriage of texture, springtime spice, and light. The wine smells of sweet peas and ocean air. This is a magnificently pure tribute to Margaret River’s cooling ocean winds and ancient soils. The grapes were manually harvested from spur-pruned, leaf-plucked vines. In the cellar, the Sauvignon Blanc was pressed and sent to old French barriques to ferment right away, while the Sémillon juice was allowed skin contact for 12 hours before being pressed and sent to the barrel room. The wines stayed in their respective barriques for 9 months to mature; malolactic fermentation was permitted. The wines were racked to tank, blended, and bottled with just a light sulfur addition.

‘Sur Lie’ is all about freshness, harboring the energy of Karridale, and texture, achieved through sur lie maturation. The Gant & Co. wines are self-proclaimed to be “lovingly grown and sensitively made,” and this wine tells that story perfectly. To achieve that kind of depth and balance requires a mastery – or at least, a committed, routined practice – of bringing oneself into attunement with the choreography that is winemaking: the tending to vines, the harvesting of grapes, the mood of the yeast, all in a cellar that hums with activity and birth. That is what Claudia and Matt have achieved with this wine: utter harmony.

About Gant & Co.

Gant & Co. may be less than 10-years-old but its foundation dates back to 1998. In this year, Claudia Gant’s father, Graham Lloyd, planted a vineyard on Twenty-Four Road in Karridale, the southernmost sub-region of Margaret River, on the southwest tip of Western Australia. Just 15km north of the cooling influence of the Southern Ocean, this idyllic site produces aromatic, fine-lined whites and vibrant, elegant reds, and has been supplying grapes to some of the region’s top producers ever since. Claudia has worked on the vineyard since its establishment, whilst pursuing a winemaking career that has seen her work around Australia, as well as in the US, France, and Portugal. Her journey took her away from the vineyard at times, but Margaret River was always in her heart, and it was never long before she would return to tend the vines where she felt happiest. And it was on one stint away, whilst working in the Barossa, that Claudia met her husband, Matt Gant. A fellow winemaker on his vinous journey, Matt’s escapades have also taken him far and wide (throughout Australia, New Zealand, the US, Spain, Italy, and Portugal), and saw him establish the internationally acclaimed First Drop Wines in the Barossa in 2004.

After several years in South Australia, Claudia and Matt decided to move back to Western Australia a few years ago to raise their family (Scarlett and Gabe). Claudia returned to the vineyard and Matt continued to split his time between Margaret River and his winery in Nuriootpa (which he sold in 2021). Sadly, in 2016, Claudia’s father lost his fight with cancer, and Claudia took on full responsibility for the vineyard. With a deep connection to this place and to honor Graham’s memory, Claudia and Matt established Gant & Co. in 2019, to not only showcase the fruit from this amazing site but also champion the cool climate sub-region of Karridale.

The vineyard has always been farmed holistically, with minimal sprays and soil health a primary focus, and timely intervention the key to success. In recent years, changes to some practices and their timing (eg cane pruning, leaf plucking) have led to further improvements in fruit quality and sustainability. The continued pursuit of best practices to improve vine health is at the heart of their quest to grow wines that reflect the purity and energy of this beautiful site. The resulting wines are produced with a light touch. A simple, sensitive approach (eg gentle handling, indigenous fermentation, ‘sur lie’ maturation) guided by timely intervention.