VANDAL MILITIA FIELD BLEND
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. These wines could be considered a bit ‘weird’ in a conventional sense, however, at the core of the Vandal ethos is ensuring drinkability, so don’t freak out just yet.... Wines are made in very small quantities with minimal intervention and low sulphur additions. When possible the wines are sourced from organic vineyards. Ethos | credo | personnel dynamicWhy vandal | gonzo | bats? Vandal | The Vandals stuck it to the man, or more specifically the Roman Empire. Gonzo | Things never got weird enoughBats | They are cool. Be yourself, unless you’re batman...then be batman 2 0 2 2 G o n z o M i l i t i a f i e l d b l e n d o f C h a r d o n n a y , P i n o t G r i s , V i o g n i e r , P i n o t N o i r , S y r a h , R i e s l i n g , T e m p r a n i l l o a n d m a l b e c All fruit sourced a unique single vineyard in the Southern Valleys of Marlborough. All varieties were harvested on the same day. Fruit was destemmed and remained on skins for 24 hours. Spontaneous co-fermentation in seasoned French oak barrels 100% malo lactic fermentation. 6 months aging on full yeast lees. Put to bottle un-fined and unfiltered.