Tinja No Added Preservative White 2013 (Mudgee, NSW)
11.1%, Screwcap, $22
David Lowe has been tinkering with preservative free wines since the 2009, with this white the latest carefully finessed release in the line. Note the wording here – ‘no added preservative’ vs ‘preservative free’. An important delineation as the yeasts used to produce this white imparted a little SO2 during ferment.
A blend of Mudgee Chardonnay and Verdelho, the style unashamedly aimed at simple fruit juiciness, the wine driven by melon and peach Chard/Verdelho fruit and a lightly textural fruity palate with plenty of acidity. It’s not all that intense, but it is varietal and clean (if a little like drinking Dispirin. Does what it says on the box, but I’d only drink this if you were allergic to sulphur.
Tasted: March 2014
Would I buy it? No.
Buy online: Lowe Wines website