Sic Transit Gloria Mundi is selected for rare intensity, clarity of expression, and potential to reflect the estate’s underlying viticultural principles. The vineyards selected in 2015 have deep granite-rich soils with large stones, boulders, and breaks which require the vines to develop deep root systems and produce complex, multi-layered wines.
This wine was harvested by hand into 18kg lug boxes and sorted manually for consistency, ripeness, and the removal of leaves from the bunches. The destemmed bunches were fermented in stainless steel tanks with daily remontage and délestage. The wine is composed entirely of free run juice. Following racking, the wine was matured for 24 months in 225 liter French oak barrels. Prior to bottling, the wine was fined with the whites of six eggs. Minimal sulphite addition has yielded a wine ready to drink now and with a total sulphite level of less than 60 g/hl.