This label celebrates the beaded necklaces (namysto), one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in the Ukraine. In certain African cultures, such necklaces are worn to this day, not only as adornments, but signifying a deep symbolic significance. Colours, materials and number of rows signified a woman’s social status and many women would feel naked leaving the house without wearing their “namysto.” In modern culture these necklaces are again being worn by women across the globe, but merely for decorative purposes and no longer for any social status reasons. We've chosen this range to signify the coming together of different cultures, and to remind us how our differences ignite creativity and excitement.
Reductively made to preserve the aromatic fruit profile, a combination of wine fermented in both stainless steel tanks and oak barrels, having undergone regular “lees stirring” and then matured in barrel for another 6 months, this wine expresses tropical fruit aromas of lychee and fig leaf, leading through to a palate with refreshing melon and lemon characters.
Accolades | IWC Gold - 95
Regular “punch-downs” of perfectly-grown grapes in open-top stainless-steel tanks, with extended skin maceration, before the wine is transferred to French oak barrels and 20 months’ maturation, result in a wine with aromas of red berries and hints of peppercorn “spiciness” which then leads through to a palate layered with profiles of tobacco and leather, plummy richness on the mid-palate and finishing off with soft, velvety tannins.
Accolades | IWC-85 | Platter 4 Stars