Dirk Meure is a legend in the Australian wine world. He has been crafting wines of exceptional quality at his vineyard in Southern Tasmania for many years now.
Dirk Meure in his former vineyard
We are delighted to announce that, despite him selling his vineyard recently, we have been appointed distributor of the secret l’avenir oublié oxidative wine, made from Chardonnay that was raised under a veil of yeast for five years!
d’meure l‘avenir oublié 2008
This sous voile “under the veil” Chardonnay, from southern Tasmania, is unique.
Dirk Meure’s vineyard was just south of Woodbridge at Birchs Bay. It’s right on the coast overlooking d’Entrecasteaux Channel and Bruny Island. He sold it a couple of years ago and the last wines made under the d’meure label are from the 2014.
But, waiting patiently there was also l‘avenir oublié (forgotten future), Only made once, it was an accident. Once the d’meure 2008 Chardonnay was made, there was not enough to fill the last barrel. So Dirk Meure’s friend chef Luke Burgess said to him don’t worry “Set this aside and it will become very good vinegar”. He thought d’meure chardonnay vinegar would be excellent to use at Garagistes! But it didn’t become vinegar. Instead a flor of yeast formed on top of the wine, in the way of the Jura’s famous Vin Jaune. Once discovered this caused great excitement.
They waited and waited and it started to taste amazing, unique of course but with umami not dissimilar to Vin Jaune. Eventually in 2013 Dirk bottled it, without any added sulphites, and now, it is released (as of 19 March 2017). We’re very proud to be selling it.
RRP: $102 for 375mls