Spontaneous co-fermented on skins. Pressed once dry, put to barrel for 9 months, 70% malo. Racked, settled, bottled un-fined and un-filtered. This ain’t orange, it has been placed in a time capsule with preservative.
One sunny day, whilst having a couple of beerzies, three Marlborough based winemakers decided to collaborate and make wines together under a single brand..... VANDAL.
This “side project” gives each member scope to make wines they would not normally have the opportunity to put to bottle. They could be considered a bit “weird” in more a conventional sense, that said, the core of the Vandal ethos is ensuring wines are smashable so don‟t freak out just yet....
The wines are made in very small quantities (130 cases each) of varieties sourced from a single hill site in Marlborough‟s Southern Valleys sub- region.