Region: McLaren Vale
Fear not, children of the grape, the Death Card heralds a transformation into a new state or regeneration and in this particular case, refers to a poorly farmed plot of Grenache which was brought back to life by the Alpha Box & Dice crew.
Through whole bunch fermentation, 80% carbonic maceration and long lees aging in tank and puncheon, the energy and nerve of the wine is retained and a sense of varietal chiaroscuro is apparent. The contrast between light and dark, detailed and enchanting.
We tend to agree with author John Livingstone-Learmonth when he says, “(Grenache) is the most intelligent vehicle if you want to capture soil to glass transfer”.
Tuneful, complex, melodic, tonic.
LOOKS LIKE… Netflix and chill
FEELS LIKE… A favourite pair of jeans
SOUNDS LIKE… Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
SMELLS LIKE… Toffee apples and gingerbread
TASTES LIKE… White pepper, fairy floss, plum