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Punch is run by wine making duo James and Claire Lance who took over the family run business in 2005. Friends of Punch is a second label using fruit from neighbouring growers and vinters. Having lost all of their grapes in the 2009 bushfires, James and Claire were prepared for no wine that year. However, they were overwhelmed by the generosity of their neighbours who all sold them fruit to save their vintage. Ever since, they’ve made wines with other growers fruit all bearing the heart logo to show their gratitude. Like their other wines, Friends of Punch is also made using minimal intervention, utilising natural yeasts and gravity settling of lees.
Made from Chardonnay and Savagnin, the Rural is a true petillant naturel (pet-nat) with prominent floral and fruity aromas. White and yellow nectarines complement the lemon zest and yeasty notes. The beads are fine and creamy with a fresh acidity and vibrant palate.
Enjoy with a great selection of soft cheeses. Being a little rustic, this wine can also pair well with more mature cheeses such as Epoisses.