Konpira Maru, La Douche Tropicale 2021
Our favourite Aussie pair, Sam and Alastair of Konpira Maru return with quite possibly their dopest collection to date. La Douche Tropicale 2021 is a tropical orgy squeezed into a 75cl bottle, the story behind the wine cant be told better by anyone else than the pair -
"We still reminisce about this wine's conception. Back in the days when Sam smiled and Alastair was witty, working with Verdelho for the first time in its adopted home in QLD in an XXXX haze. Tasting through bucket loads of local examples and then thinking, yeah, fuck that, let's do the opposite.
Many would say stupid, something we were all too use to (fair enough really), but for us it just made sense. Such a beautifully aromatic variety with high acid and more than enough tropical punch to deal with some oxidative handling.
This year is definitely one for the acid lovers sharp, tangy, and of course tropical!"
100% Verdelho. Acid levels were off the charts this year, something to do with the previous years of intense vine stress. Not an issue for acid lovers like us. Run through the destemmer with little to no crushing and then left to chill in the cold room. Pump overs for a week while it chilled and then brought out into the fresh air for natural ferment. Left on skins for a further 2 weeks with twice daily plunging. Pressed hard and slow after this 3 week period on skins just as the ferment had finished ensuring some natural CO2 protection at the press. Transferred to tank to undergo MLF to soften the acidity and provide some more texture. Racked 3 times given the intense haze which just wouldn't drop out. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a touch of sulphur.
Lots going on here, starting with the appearance which is super cloudy. It's like a grown-up version of the classic ice cream the Pine-lime Split. Lovely pineapple and lime aroma intertwine with a creamy mouthfeel and chalky tannins. Acid for days which leaves the palate screaming for more. Crunchy, tangy, and delicious.
Producer: Konpira Maru
Region: Monticello Estate, The Summit, Stanthorpe, Queensland
Changing the game, the only online bottle shop to offer Next Day Delivery, 7 days a week 😎
DPD Next Day Delivery (7 Days a week, order by 2:00pm) £5.99
FREE DPD Next Day Delivery (7 Days a week, order by 2:00pm) on all orders over £60
We offer FREE next day delivery for all orders over £60 placed before 2pm 7 days a week to most mainland UK addresses.
Delivery is made in the UK via DPD special liquid service and you will receive an email and text confirmation of the ETA with a two hour window. You also have the opportunity via the DPD app or email to reschedule or leave in a safe place at anytime.
Note on rare occasions delivery's may be up to 2 working days, this is often due to missed connections and is unfortunately out of our control.
Highlands and Rural Scotland Delivery:
Some rural parts of Scotland may take upto 2 working days for orders to arrive
Northern Ireland Delivery:
All orders placed to Ireland will be dispatched on the next working day when ordered before 2:00pm. Orders generally arrive within 2-4 working days and are fulfilled by Royal Mail.
Spend over £35 for FREE SAME DAY DELIVERY.
All orders placed by 4pm will be delivered the same day before 7pm. All orders under £35 will be charged £5.99. Please note ONLY Eastbourne postcodes will qualify for Same Day Delivery
FREE DELIVERY (Thursdays Only) order before 3pm Thursday
We don't currently offer a fixed cost shipping option for European and Worldwide orders however please contact us on email@example.com and we will happily provide a quote for your order.
You must be of legal drinking age to access this site. Juiced Wines does not sell or serve alcohol to persons under the age of 18. By accessing our site, you swear and affirm that you are over the age of 18.