Hello Lazy Bones...
Posted: Apr 16 2015
Dormilona is a fairly new, one woman show coming out of Margaret River and making waves in the Natural Wine World. Jo Perry is the lady at the helm. After spending many vintages in France, the U.S, and South America she settled in Spain for seven years where she managed two wineries. Here she was given the nickname 'Dormilona' which means Lazy Bones because she would go to bed early so she could get up and go surfing before work. This is also where the concept for her own project was born.
Jo with the help of her viticulturalist husband Jim only chooses the best parcels of fruit for her wines. There is a huge emphasis on organics and biodynamics. Jo says that fruit grown biodynamically and organically has more soul and that it practically walks into the winery and starts fermenting. Dormilona can also be used to describe Jo's approach to winemaking, she is very hands off. She doesn't add anything and lets the fruit speak for itself. She doesn't have a lab and has to rely on her palate. She believes that winemaking is all about the senses rather than just the chemistry behind the wines.
Her wines are excellent, pure and nourishing. They have texture, balance and most importantly soul. We have started with the Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc and the Tempranillo Rosé on the store, but watch this space there will definitely be more to come.
Dormilona | Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014 | Margaret River WA $32
This is a deliciously textural but still fresh and vibrant blend of about 80/20 Semillon to Sauvignon Blanc. It's a field blend that is picked together and co-fermented. The fruit is all biodynamic, the wine sees a touch of skin contact and is left on lees to add depth before being put into old oak. There is an awesome freshness about this wine, it's grassy and full of citrus, there is a beautiful grainy mouthfeel and a zippy acidity. It pairs brilliantly with a smelly goats cheese and crusty bread.
Dormilona ‘Rosado’ | Tempranillo Rosé 2014 | Margaret River WA $30
A Rosé that is typically Spanish in style, 100% Tempranillo and bone dry. It's awesome, full, punchy and tannic. A burst of wild strawberries and raspberries this wine walks on the wild side and there is definitely an element of seduction and spice. Brilliant for those cooler nights served not too cold.