Vibrant purple-red. The Shiraz, grown on loamy clay, contributes blackberry, mulberry and spice to the blend, whilst the hand-picked, old bush vine Grenache (grown on deep sand over clay) adds a potpourri of perfumed roses and savoury notes. Small batch open fermentation and maturation in older oak ensures the proven synergy of these two, equally matched, McLaren Vale Local Heroes.
* No animal products are used in the production of this wine.
Old-vine material aplenty from sand (grenache) and alkaline clay loams (shiraz) matured in seasoned oak. Plump, a bit reductive, but poised and nicely relaxed. None of the hard tannic tweaking or Berocca acid that too often mars wines at this price point. Maraschino cherry, chinotto, violet and anise. I’d decant this to blow off the reduction. Then, a good drink in the making.