Tscharke Project Savagnin 2014
Damie Tscharke’s oxidative, Jura style Savagnin. Fun! Harvested at night, given a full solids wild ferment, hand and foot plunged, then aged in old French hogsheads for 7 months. No acidification, fining or filtration and just 1300 bottles produced. Fun!!
No surprises to see a hazy, yellow wine in the glass. It’s a tangy wine too, all yellow apples, grapefruit and a little honeycomb. Sour palate has woolly edges and quite severe acidity. Grungy palate has some textural smudginess and an excellent tang but it’s sour and the oxidation is just a fraction awkward.
A valid project wine, but falls down in the drinkability. Drink:2016-2022. 16.5/20, 88/100
Details: 12.5%, Cork, $40, Sample
Would I buy it? A glass would be enough.
Buy online: Tscharke website