Porongurup, W.A. Laissez Faire is the ultimate in natural wine, made in ridiculously small batches from hand-harvested grapes.
Wines under the Laissez Faire label almost make themselves. They come from ideally situated vineyards with low density plantings, or dry-grown bush vines in favourable micro-climates - in other words, from vineyards in natural balance.
One of the main reasons for creating this range was that we wanted a sense of place to come out in the wines. We wanted to taste where they're from and what the soil and climate delivers.
The Laissez Faire range is made with a conscious effort to reduce additions and maximise purity and quality. It is suitable for vegans.
Good rainfall in January followed by a very little rain in February and March made for dry harvest conditions and low to moderate yields. The resulting wines have very intense flavours and a soft, gentle acidity.
Grapes were hand-harvested and sorted an naturally fermented. The wine spent six months in four year old French oak prior to bottling. As the name suggests, no acid, enzymes or yeast were used in the making of this wine.
A bright, purple crimson wine, with a highly fragrant bouquet of violets, rose and black cherries. A powerful but controlled wine with soft, almost absent, tannins. The palate shows concentrated fruit, length of flavour and an understated structure.