Tahbilk CEO and head winemaker Alister Purbrick has launched a new natural wine label—Minimum—in partnership with his son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Lentil Purbrick.
Minimum focuses on minimum intervention wines, natural growing principles and true sustainability from vineyard to (and inclusive of) the bottle. Its initial offering include a 2018 Sangiovese Syrah, a 2018 Chardonnay, and a 2019 Sangiovese Rosato.
In preparation for launching Minimum the trio have spent the past years converting a 125-acre vineyard on the Goulburn River to organic and have employed minimum intervention practices at every stage of the natural winemaking process. By planting trees, Minimum’s wine range actually sequesters (or captures) more carbon than it produces.
Each bottle is also recyclable, including the label, every cork is compostable, and its boxes are made from 100% recycled materials. We loved tasting our way through the range. Made with organic naturally-farmed grapes, wild and cultivated biodynamic yeasts, and minimum sulphur, Minimum’s launch varietals are elegant, light, fruit-forward celebratory wines, made for drinking now.
For the Purbrick family, a love of good wine has flowed in their blood and through their land for five generations, ever since Tahbilk Wines was taken on by Reginald Purbrick in 1925.
Minimum also marks the first time that Matt Pubrick will enter the family trade, joining his sister Hayley as a fifth-generation Purbrick family member in the wine trade.
Minimum Wines are available to order now at minimumwines.com as a three-pack gift box, half dozen or dozen box (in single or mixed varietals). Single bottles are expected to be available for sale from all good wine retailers in the coming months.