VANDAL

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One sunny day, whilst having a couple of beerzies, three Marlborough based winemakers decided to collaborate and make wines together under a single brand… Vandal

This "side project" gives each member scope to make wines they would not normally have the opportunity to put to bottle. They could be considered a bit weird in a more conventional sense, that said, the core of the Vandal ethos is ensuring wines are smashable so don't freak out just yet.

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Gonzo Militia 2018

Field Blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Riesling and Tempranillo From a single vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. Harvested and Pressed on the same day. 50% skin contact for 24 hours. 100% barrel fermentation in seasoned French barrels. Small batch pressed. 6 months aging on full yeast lees. Natural (wild) fermentations (Alcohol and 100% malo lactic fermentation). Unfined and unfiltered. Analysis 13.0% alc, total acidity 6.5 g/l, residual sugar 6.0 g/l, dry extract 32 g/l

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Gonzo Resistance 2018

Sauvignon Blanc Hand Harvested Sauvignon Blanc from two vineyards in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. Spontaneous whole bunch fermentation in original picking bins. Pressed off mid ferment and finished in old French barrels. Fermented with fresh New Zealand Bluff Oysters. 6 months aging on full yeast lees. Small batch pressed with oysters. Natural (wild) fermentations (Alcohol and 100% malo lactic fermentation). Unfined and unfiltered. Analysis 13.0% alc, total acidity 6.0 g/l, residual sugar 1.0 g/l, dry extract 22 g/l

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Gonzo Combat Rouge 2018

Field Blend of Pinot Noir, Syrah and Viognier From a single vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. 50% whole cluster fermentation Only hand plunged once during fermentation. Small batch pressed. 6 months aging on full yeast lees. Natural (wild) fermentations (Alcohol and 100% malo lactic fermentation). Unfined and unfiltered. Analysis 13.0% alc, total acidity 5.4 g/l, residual sugar 0.3 g/l, dry extract 25 g/l