Typically relegated to blending concepts, this Mourvèdre is beginning to prove its rightful place as a single varietal wine. Picked from a north-west facing slope overlooking St Vincent Gulf, these grapes are ventilated by the dependable maritime breeze.
The juxtaposition of rusticity and finesse are desired in wines of this ilk. The 2016 vintage achieves this. Notes of pepper and a hearths smouldering coal's couple with the earthiness of beets and chard to ensure the savoury fullness of varietal characteristics shine through. Full of promise from the Far East, this wine captivates with a sweet spice mix of toasted Bengal cardamom, allspice, star anise and cassia bark.
Think Cantonese barbecue – char siu or its western counterpart in glazed ham – thickly sliced and piled decadently onto a share plate with fresh and crispy vegetables.
Time in tomb: 8+ years