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Country: Australia
Region: Adelaide
Producer: Wild & Wilder (see also Tabula Rasa #V18 White)=
Grape Variety: Semillon (70%), Sauvignon Blanc (20%), Arneis (6%), Petit Maseng (4%)
ABV: 13%
Production method: Vegan

  • Aromas of quince, preserved lemon, and barley

  • Citrus profile with notes of elderflower, stone fruits, almonds, and green olives

  • A little hoppiness

  • Pair with: Soft, sweet cheese like Wigmore, soft goat cheese, fresh cheeses like ricotta


Wild & Wilder, founded by well-renowned winemakers Giles Cooke MW & Fergal Tynan MW, pride themselves on not taking wine too seriously. With Tabula Rasa, their aim is to draw a line under the snootiness and snobbery sometimes associated with old school wine and start afresh. Its unorthodox bottle is meant to be a nod to craft beer, seeing itself as a modern ‘craft wine’ take on tradition.

Unlike the #V18R, all four grape varieties that make up the #V18R come from the same single vineyard.

This wine goes through a complex vinification in order to make a deliciously simple wine. Each grape is hand-picked, foot-crushed, drained, and put through a two-stage fermentation process.