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LAZARUS RIPASSO NV
NOSE: Rustic earth, dried fruit and fresh tobacco.
PALATE: Grippy tannins unwind into a mid-weight palate that is lifted on a dynamic acid line that ends with a chewy, structure driven finish.
PAIR: Meat, pâte and cheeses with all the trimmings on a platter.
CELLAR: Up to 15 years
Our most interesting and experimental wine enters it's fifth incarnation. Rejuvenating old wine through young skins by harnessing the ancient Ripasso method, albeit in a reversed way, we've harnessed the structured of fresh Nebbiolo skins by steeping Shiraz, Cabernet, Barbera, Carignan and friends on the pressed off marc for over a week. After pressing, what we're left with is a highly structured wine with intensity but without overt density, aromatically there's a bit of old meshed with a bit of new, all intertwined seamlessly to make a delectable drop.
VERY SPECIAL SHIRAZ 2021
NOSE: Dark chocolate, sour cherries, cinnamon, custard and pepper.
PALATE: Silky tannins and dark fruits evolve into warm baking spices through the finish. Soft acidity cements the plush velvet feeling, like an old couch that you just sink softly into.
PAIR: Fragrant duck & vegetable curry or roast pork with creamy butter beans.
CELLAR: 15 years
From the recognisable flagships in the clutter of our shelves to the icons hanging above front bars around the country, our Very Special Shiraz remembers them all. Born in a time when pub wines drank beyond all expectations, it’s fashioned to collect the same dust in our family homes, rubbing shoulders with the best.
SIREN NERO D'AVOLA 2021
NOSE: Lavender, cherries, raspberries, dried herbs and dusty earth.
PALATE: The earthier flavours resolve into a dusty structure that carries the finish out beyond the crashing waves of cherries, gamey and black olive notes.
PAIR: Kangaroo steaks or gnocchi with basil tomato passata.
CELLAR: Up to 10 years.
Siren is the most elusive and seductive of our wines. Grown in our lovely seaside region, the wine has a salt-kissed palate melded with beautiful bright cherry aromas and a savoury little twist. The name Nero d'Avola translates into "black of Avola", with Avola being a town on the southeast coast of Sicily. It's a variety that's been forged in the most Mediterranean of climates and retains a bright and punchy natural acidity even in the most arid of environs. Given McLaren Vale’s similarity to the Mediterranean, it’s fitting that Siren is our ode to McLaren Vale’s unique bond between sea and vines.