The label tells you pretty much everything you need to know about this wine. “Crushed 24/3/14, 50% whole bunch, wild ferment, 25 days on skins, into barrel (100% French oak with 17% new) 21/4/14 for seven months, out of barrel 28/11/14, in bottle (unfiltered/unfined) on 3/12/14, bottle 863/1400.” What it also should have on the label is how bloody nice it is!
Straight away this wine’s lightness and freshness make it very appealing to the eye and the taste buds. It has beautiful colour and aromas to it. The nose picks up morello cherries, red fruits, spice and it’s even a bit floral actually (I’d almost swear there was a small percentage of an aromatic white variety in the mix).
The juicy ripe red berries steal the show on the palate, a bit of sweet/sour thing happening, and a nice savoury edge to it. There is a herb in there too, putting in an appearance, but I just can’t seem to put my finger on what it is.
Another dimension to this wine that was a winner for me is the texture on the palate and the finish. There is something to be said for whole bunch, old world wine making.
A fun and relaxing wine which keeps you going back for more…and I did!
Region: Barossa Valley Price: $40 Source: Swap