Vine Mind - Shiraz Malbec
A “bold” wine of proper balance, freshness, and sourced from next door to the legendary Wendouree. Adelina estate fruit in an even more crushable package. Dark fruit to be sure, cocoa, chocolate, cola, blackberry, baking spices, vanilla. All the “big” wine pedigree and talking points but with a relative lightness and lack of “sweetness” that make it a far more interesting wine. A lifted but brooding combo of deeply flavoured, and smash, pound, drinking. Trouble???
Variety / Blend:
85% Shiraz and 15% Malbec
Vineyard and Vine Age:
Aberfedly Vineyard (Shiraz); 3 blocks of Shiraz, 100+, 100+ and 20 years old. White Hutt Vineyard (Malbec): 6 year old vines
Warm to hot summer
Shiraz: deep red/brown sandy clay, on clay base, sporadic juts of lime; Malbec - loam and terrarossa dirt with limestone base.
Liquor Connect Product Listing:
400 - 450 metres
Selected yeast fermented in concrete
12 months in neutral French oak barriques