McLaren Vale is the source of many fine wines but it isn’t as often associated with Sauvignon Blanc as some other regions. The truth is this intruder has every bit as much punch as its better-known neighbours – perhaps even a little more.
|Winemaker's Notes||A decade ago, fresh young reds were rare, and rarely taken seriously. These days they are more common, and critics pay much more attention! We are not after attention per se; our aim is to take the best of Sangiovese - always the core of ‘The Mongrel’ - and build on it, in a perfumed, savoury, unchallenging style: fresh, bright and lively!|
|Drink||Now through the next two years|
|Bouquet||A fruity-earthy mix of tar, raspberry, and maple syrup.|
|Palate||A supple textured, muscular palate of length and mid-weight. The intense perfume ‘blooms’ across the palate. Crunchy. Shiny polished leather.|
|Food Match||A simple pasta e polpette (meat-balls) dish with grated parmesan and fresh parsley. In fact any rich, tomato-based dish will be a perfect match!|
|Analysis||TA: 6.21 g/l, ph: 3.41, ALC: 14.5%|