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Ben and Naomi Gould’s progressive, biodynamic Margaret River estate remains too far under the radar for our liking. After all, in a time when we care more and more about where our wine comes from and how it is made, Blind Corner ticks a hell of a lot of boxes. For a start, the vineyards are exceptionally well cared for—Blind Corner’s Wilyabrup and Quindalup vineyards are certified organic and biodynamic—pretty rare in Margaret River. And, the wines are exceptionally well made, with any additions (of which there are exceedingly few) transparently listed on their website. And we really don’t need to tell you about the value on offer.
Anyway, Blanc is Ben Gould’s riff on the Margaret River Classic Dry White—but replace ‘classic’ with ‘delicious’, and you’ll get closer. This year’s blend is 98% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Chenin Blanc. Both parcels were drawn from blocks of established 20-plus-year-old biodynamic vines at Quindalup on soils of sand and gravel over granite.
After handpicking, each variety is naturally fermented in stainless steel, then blended and bottled without fining. Gould utilised a nip of skin contact to add colour and complexity.
We respectfully acknowledge the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation, who are the Traditional Owners of the land on which we operate in Melbourne, and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge and respect the Traditional Owners of lands across Australia, their Elders, Ancestors, cultures and heritage, and recognise the continuing sovereignties of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nations.
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