In celebration of Gorman’s two week pop-up exhibition at Melbourne’s Heide Museum – Gorman: Ten Years of Collaborating – Handpicked Wines has created two bespoke wines with the popular Australian clothing label. The limited-edition Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines were especially created for the project and come from Handpicked’s flagship Capella Vineyard in the Mornington Peninsula. The labels have been designed by Lisa Gorman and feature a retrospective emblem by long time collaborator Beci Orpin.
The bespoke wines and labels are Lisa Gorman’s first foray into food and beverage, and have been developed in conjunction with Handpicked winemaker, Peter Dillon, to reflect the fun and bold style of Gorman and its Victorian provenance.
Both labels feature a signature Gorman oatmeal toned background with bold black and pink print. The 2018 Handpicked x Gorman Pinot Noir was handpicked and hand plunged, and matured for 11 months in a mixture of new and old French oak. It has juicy and pretty fruit flavours, reflecting a signature Mornington style. The fresh and full-flavoured 2018 Handpicked x Gorman Chardonnay was handpicked, whole bunch pressed and wild fermented. The wine was aged on lees for 11 months.
The limited edition wine is available for purchase at Handpicked Wines’ urban cellar door at 50 Kensington Street, Chippendale or online at handpickedwines.com.au.