The PF is pretty obvious; preservative Free. But, it is also organically and biodynamically produced. Vegan friendly too. Maybe they could put VF on the label as well.
500? That needs a little explaining. The vineyard is 500 metres above sea level and some of the wine was put into 500ml bottles (great idea). The other reference takes a little bit more to get your head around if you are not familiar with it. 500 is also the preparation used in biodynamic winemaking. It involves putting cow droppings in a cow horn to ferment then burying it. After that, it is sprayed on the vines. Yep, it works.
I know this is going to sound obvious because of it being a 2017 wine but it’s primary in every way possible. Fresh blackberry and blackcurrant fruit basket in a bottle. Don’t panic, it’s not like drinking alcoholic Ultra C. There’s a bit more to it than that. It has more palate weight with some added herbal/spice/savoury dimension. That’ll get you thinking when you try it.
Tannins are a no show here. My opinion only of course but I don’t think they have a place with a wine like this anyway.
Put together a charcuterie plate, serve up spaghetti bolognese, give your guests some lamb koftas. It’ll welcome them all.
Region: Mudgee Price: $17 (500ml) $22 (750ml) Source: Sample (thanks to Define Wine )