Dirty Black Denim - Fizzy Orange (2021)
Dirty Black Denim - Fizzy Orange (2021)

Dirty Black Denim - Fizzy Orange (2021)

This blend of Sauv blanc, Marsanne, and a skosh of Chardonnay is just as fun and lighthearted as the name promises, but flor aging in used oak brings serious textural and aromatic complexity not to be discounted. 
2020 Marsanne from the Humis Vineyard in Heathcote is fermented 4 weeks on the skins and aged under flor. 2020 Sauv blanc from the Galli Estate in Sunbury sees two days of maceration and 18 whole months under flor. The two were blended together and bottled with a touch of 2021 Chardonnay must for fermentation in bottle. Unfined, unfiltered, 13.5% ABV. 

If Dirty Black Denim sounds like a pop-punk group from your 90s nostalgia daydreams, that's no accident. Brothers Tim and Lawrence Scanlon and their friends wanted to name their wine project like they'd name a band, their way of signaling that everything they do pushes back on the stodginess of what Australian wine became in the 20th Century. Dirty Black Denim started when four friends got their hands on two tonnes of fruit and some space in a shed in order to scratch the natural wine itch while still working at conventional wineries. These wines embrace experimentation and one of a kind expressions of their favorite grapes, always shooting for the very least intervention possible (zero additions of any kind is always the goal, though they're not afraid to use a little sulfur when it's needed). Now they're sourcing 35 tonnes from sustainably farmed vineyards (vast majority organic, others transitioning to organics) and making some of our favorite wine in Victoria. All of our booze is made without chemical interference (except for the occasional hit of SO2 at bottling) and we source our fruit from multiple regions across Victoria, with a focus on terroir expression and alternate wine making styles

Salted mango, spiced apricots, tart kiwi.

Sushi, Thai, Poultry

About the Winemaker

If Dirty Black Denim sounds like a pop-punk group from your 90s nostalgia daydreams, that's no accident. Brothers Tim and Lawrence Scanlon and their friends wanted to name their wine project like they'd name a band, their way of signaling that everything they do pushes back on the stodginess of what Australian wine became in the 20th Century. Dirty Black Denim started when four friends got their hands on two tonnes of fruit and some space in a shed in order to scratch the natural wine itch while still working at conventional wineries. These wines embrace experimentation and one of a kind expressions of their favorite grapes, always shooting for the very least intervention possible (zero additions of any kind is always the goal, though they're not afraid to use a little sulfur when it's needed). Now they're sourcing 35 tonnes from sustainably farmed vineyards (vast majority organic, others transitioning to organics) and making some of our favorite wine in Victoria. All of our booze is made without chemical interference (except for the occasional hit of SO2 at bottling) and we source our fruit from multiple regions across Victoria, with a focus on terroir expression and alternate wine making styles

Tasting Notes

Salted mango, spiced apricots, tart kiwi.

Pairings

Sushi, Thai, Poultry