ATHINGMILL is a bit of everything, a snapshot of the vintage, combining all wines and ciders from that year. With no particular design, just what instinctively comes to hand. We wanted to make something fun, something playful, but also representative of the vintage and the overall approach at the winery. Pink and sprightly, with wild fruits, married with soft bubbles and a cream sherbet texture, refreshing and structured in equal measure.
After decanting a red wine from Qvevri, a small amount of the red and its lees were left in the Qvevri, Pinot blanc juice and apple juice were added first, followed by a selection of wines from tank, barrel and concrete. Wines made with skin contact and without. The wine fermented in Qvevri before being racked by gravity to tank and bottled with a small amount of residual sugar, refermented in bottle and not disgorged.