Ripasso is a winemaking technique where wine is re-fermented on grape skins to give it added depth and intensity. For our Ripasso, we’ve applied this concept to beer instead; fermenting a classic farmhouse ale on skins from our friends at Tyrrell’s Wines. Primary ferment was followed by four months maturation in 2000L French Oak Foudres alongside a Brett-dominant wild yeast blend. Layers of delicately balanced malt, citrus and spice intertwine with gentle acidity and fruit character from grapes; all of which is underpinned by savoury French oak and funk from the Brett, blurring the boundary between wild fermented wine and beer.
Ripasso Bianco 2019 was brewed using Belford Single Vineyard Chardonnay marc, from vines planted in 1991.
Wayward is the ethos of travellers. It’s a desire to see what’s around the corner, to take the road less travelled and to embrace whatever you find. It’s that romantic idea of the travel of old, when every departure was an adventure. Put simply, it’s the act of getting lost on purpose. At Wayward, they try to live this philosophy in their beer, their brewery and their people. They’re not afraid to go off the beaten track and hope that in doing so, they create something that people are excited to drink and share with friends and family. Their beer pays homage to the classic European styles while creating something with a distinctly Wayward twist.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wayward is brewed in inner city Sydney. Their tasting room ‘The Cellar’ is hidden down a Camperdown laneway, The Cellar is housed deep inside the roots of the former winery that occupied the site nearly a century ago. The wax-lined wine vats have been converted to rooms, retaining the red-wine soaked walls.