Flowstone Moonmilk White is a blend of Savagnin, Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. The wine itself is as much of a mouthful as the blend–but in all the best ways.
Fruit-forward with surprising purity, considering the sheer number of grapes used, this is refreshingly crisp. It’s textural and curious, with pleasant length and a mineral finish.
It’s made in supremely limited quantities, so attention to the finer details is paramount in the eyes of winemaker Stuart Pym.
"A giddy blend of 63% savagnin, 16% viognier, 11% gewurztraminer and 10% sauvignon for a whiplash of grassy acidity. As is this artisanal maker's wont, the fruit is harvested at ideal ripeness, rather than on pH. There is nothing emaciated, nor overblown about any of the range. Hints of cheesecloth, apricot and musk. Lychee, too, with a lick of verdant herb. A guzzler!"
93 points, Wine Companion (December 2018)
Located three hours south of Perth, Margaret River is Western Australia’s most prestigious wine-growing region. Serious vineyard development began only in the late 1960’s following the publication of a report by John Gladstones in 1965 stating that the area had a similar climate to Pomerol or St Emilion, with low frost risk, plenty of sunshine and equable temperatures within the growing season promoting even ripening. Margaret River’s climate is warm and maritime, with some cooling influence provided by southeast trade winds. The soils derive from granitic and a gneissic rock over which laterite has formed. The region can be divided in three sub-regions: the cooler south between Yallingup and Karridale with predominantly lateritic gravelly loamy sands and sandy loams; the warm and sunnier Willyabrup in the centre with predominantly gravelly loams, but some gritty sandy loams and granitic gravels; and Margaret River in the north with similar soils, but slightly cooler temperatures. This is entirely consistent with style; the wines from Willyabrup being more generous than the highly structured wines of the north and the elegant styles of the south. Margaret River is best known for high quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc Semillon blends and top notch Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux blends. Over the years, the region has established an astonishing reputation illustrating a consistency in quality and a strongly focused winemaking culture.