Usually found in France or Spain the unlikely and obscure Alicante grape has found an unusual home in the Margaret River, here it is blended to make a juicy red with plenty of structure. A big, broody number of black berries, chocolate and hints of mint this wine is full of luscious palate weight with a velvet mouthfeel thanks to the fine tannin structure. Pair with a gourmet pizza for best results.
Drinking very well upon release and we expect the strong primary fruit focus will diminish over two to three years, however an estimate of long term ageing potential would be premature given our limited experience with the wine style.
Appearance: Inky purple depth with a vivid scarlet rim.
Nose: This is a brooding wine that is concentrated and lifted showing fruit characters of plum and blackberry with choc mint, pepper and cedar.
Palate: A dense and lush palate that is loaded with dark fruits showing hints of spice and cedar. The tannin structure is fine and velvety with a long chocolaty finish. Serious and powerful.
Food: Rustic style pizza, roast turkey with cranberry sauce or Venezuelan black chocolate tart have all proven excellent matches.
Awards and Accolades
Silver Medal - Australian Alternative Varieties Show 2013 Silver Medal - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2012 Bronze Medal - Margaret River Wine Show 2013 Bronze Medal - Australian Small Winemakers Show 2013