Kit & Kaboodle (Red) - {{variant.variant__name}}

2017

Montepulciano

Grenache

Cabernet Sauvignon

Regions:

Langhorne Creek

McLaren Vale

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You know how they say you can never have too much of a good thing? An unfortunate market mishap *slash* PETA petition in the making is the inspiration behind Alpha Box & Dice’s experimental masterpiece, where only the best players make it on the field – Kit & Kaboodle. For Kit’s new incarnation, the AB&D dream team consists of Montepulciano from Langhorne Creek and Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from McLaren Vale. This unlikely bunch of Euro brothers/cousins/neighbours/frenemies makes a delightful cacophony of flavours… think of it as the European Union blended into a bottle.

Like the European Union, there’s a lot going on here, with no two players drumming to the same beat. Old and new clash, ideologies merge and somewhere, somehow, there is a sense of order and consistency. There’s balance and order, yet no one can really explain how it came to be. Make no mistake, this is the ‘whole Kit & Kaboodle’. Give it your vote.

Winemaking

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This Kit & Kaboodle is 100% whole bunch fermentation, with all varieties hand picked and undergoing wild fermentation on skins until dry. The Grenache and Cab Sauv components were treated to a year in old oak before being combined with the tank-fermented Montepulciano. The brightness of the Montepulciano is levelled up with the Fuji apple sweetness of the whole bunch Grenache, while the Cabernet through its weight around to add savoury and herbaceous notes. The result is a real mixed bag – combining bright fruits and earthy tones.

Tasting Notes

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LOOKS LIKE… Beetroot and cranberry juice.

SMELLS LIKE… Cherries, Grandma’s perfume, crushed herbs.

TASTES LIKE… Chocolate, coffee, cranberries.

DRINK WITH… Turkey, roast chicken, stir fry tofu.

CELLAR FOR… Up to two years.