Multi regional - South Australia

Proprietor: Vanessa Altmann
Year of Establishment: 2010
Av. bottles/annum: 6,000

Website: www.switchwine.com.au

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SWITCH Wine by Vanessa Altmann.

An electric mix of variety and region.
Small batch, certified organic.
Fresh, energetic, awesome.


 

VINES

MARNEDEN SPRINGS - eden valley

Size
5 Hectares
% of your production
30%
Buying fruit
Harvested by hand
Dry grown
Soil/s
Sandy loam over clay
Varieties planted
Pinot Noir
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Biodynamic preparations, native grasses
Pest control
None
Weed control
None
When was it converted to natural farming
Certified organic and biodynamic in 2010

 

TWO DRAGONS VINEYARD - currency creek

Size
20 Hectares
% of your production
30%
Buying fruit
Harvested by hand and machine 50/50
Irrigated
Soil/s
Grey clay over limestone
Varieties planted
Shiraz tempranillo
Training system
Two wire vertical
Fertilizer
None except for native grasses
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
None
When was it converted to natural farming
Certified organic in 2011

 

 

Temple Bruer Langhorne Creek

Size
23 Hectares
% of your production
20%
Buying fruit
Harvested by hand and machine 50/50
Irrigated
Soil/s
Alluvial silt and sand over red clay
Varieties planted
Viognier / Trebbiano / Petit verdot / Chenin Blanc
Training system
Vertical shoot positioning
Fertilizer
Cover crops and estate produced compost
Pest control
Some copper and sulphur
Weed control
None
When was it converted to natural farming
Certified organic circa 1990

 

 

Temple Bruer Loxton

Size
6 Hectares
% of your production
10%
Buying fruit
Harvested by hand
Irrigated
Soil/s
Red sand over yellow clay
Varieties planted
White frontignac, Semillion
Training system
Two wire vertical
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Some milk products
Weed control
None
When was it converted to natural farming
Certified organic 2013

 

EDGEHILL VINEYARD - mclaren Vale

Size
Unknown
% of your production
10%
Buying fruit
Harvested by machine
Irrigated
Soil/s
Red to brown clay loams with slate and quartz gravel
Varieties planted
Chardonnay
Training system
Two wire vertical
Fertilizer
None
Pest control
Some copper, sulphur and milk products
Weed control
Mechanical weeding
When was it converted to natural farming
Certified organic circa 2000

 

 
 

Wines

Flo

2015
Variety
Tempranillo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Two Dragons
Days of skin contact
Up to 7 days
Filtered
Yes. crossflow
Fined
No
Elevage
3 months in stainless steel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
Zero

Bel vino nino nino

2015
Variety
Pinot Noir
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Marneden Springs
Days of skin contact
Between 3 and 10 days
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
6 months in barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
45ppm

Wallflower

2015
Variety/ies
VIOGNIER / WHITE FRONTI/ TREBBIANO / SEMILLON
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Temple Bruer Estate
Days of skin contact
Varied from 0 to 14 days
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
6 months in barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
55ppm

Shiraz

2015
Variety
Shiraz
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Two Dragons Vineyard
Days of skin contact
Between 2 and 7 days
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
6 months in barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
45ppm

Autopilot

2015
Variety
Petit Verdot
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Temple Bruer Estate
Days of skin contact
10 days
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
6 months in barrels
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
45ppm

Circa et al

Non Vintage
Variety/ies
Pinot Noir Tempranillo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Marneden and Two Dragons
Days of skin contact
Between 0 and 10 days
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
6 to 24 months in barrel
Wild Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm

Chardonnay

2013
Variety
Chardonnay
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Edgehill Vineyard
Days of skin contact
Zero
Filtered
Yes. crossflow
Fined
No
Elevage
4 months in stainless steel
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60 ppm

Tempranillo

2012
Variety
Tempranillo
Name of the vineyard/s where this fruit is sourced
Two Dragons Vineyard
Days of skin contact
10 Days
Filtered
No.
Fined
No.
Elevage
24 months in barrel
Selected Yeast
Total Sulphites (ppm)
60ppm