'Tripe.Iscariot started as an experiment in flavour, texture and style. 7 years later it has been refined into a dedication to intensity in flavour, fineness in texture, and distinction in style.
I strive to achieve this set of ideals by only picking the best fruit possible for my wines, staying my hand when the fruit needs me to listen, and intervening when the fruit needs to listen to me.
As a winemaker in Margaret River I have a responsibility to ensure that every bottle of wine that I put that name onto is of the highest quality, thus I live as a winemaker by one rule alone:
I only make wines that I love to drink. '
Remi Guise - tripe.Iscariot Winemaker
Remi Guise came to Margaret River in 2007 from South Africa. He has found a new home in WA and has become one of the regions most exciting avant-garde winemakers. True to his South African Heritage he is considered one of Australia's best Chenin Blanc winemakers. His range of wines varies from classic Chardonnay and Cabernet to more esoteric and interesting styles.
MIKE BENNIE - THE WINE FRONT
This is a beauty. Clear cut chardonnay of Margaret River with a something else special going on. That texture is righteous, showing with just the faintest chewiness though there’s sublime glide and fruit sits restrained and taut within. Green apple, green melon, lime juice, faint cashew, faint vanilla too. Loaded with scent and flavour though it feels elegant, seamless, fine. Has a sense of ‘energy’ too – that vibrancy and dazzling joy that comes with high drinkability perhaps. So very delicious, so very moreish. Dive in
Melon and sliced green apples with lemon-curd and yogurt aromas follow through to a full body, layers of cream-textured fruit, vivid acidity and a flavorful finish. All here.
HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW
Bright, light to mid-yellow colour with green tints. The bouquet is smoky and youthful, with a touch of reduction, in balance. A trace of almond meal, an attractive hint of fresh-cut herbs. It's delicate yet intense in the mouth, the palate showing excellent depth of flavour as well as freshness, delicacy and purity. A subtle trace of grip. It shows none of the negative aspects of a whole-bunch fermented white-wine. (A 'nose to tail' wine, including all the stems, seeds and skins of the grapes in the ferment)