2018 Mosaic Of Dreams
Grenache Mourvèdre Syrah Carignan
The Mosaic Of Dreams is an endeavour to make a contemporary wine of structure and finesse, inspired by the landscape and traditions of the Southern Rhone. With the inclusion of Carignan for the first time, these four grape varieties meld and sway together to the beat of McLaren Vale's wild and rugged landscape; brash blues, the ancient ochre-coloured earth, the rose-tinted gulf as the sun sets… the Vale’s own mosaic of dreams, and a home for these grapes to shine.
The 2018 rendition is lifted and floral. Aromas of blood orange and dried strawberries rise first, followed by blackcurrant and raspberry coulis. The palate is more savoury than the nose eludes, carrying with it a sprinkling of mountain pepper enveloped by swirls of caraway seeds and native botanicals. An ethereal wine with a persistent fruit-laden finish.
Elegant and velvet-like, this wine would sit beautifully beside a plate of cold smoked venison with whipped yoghurt and beetroot.
Time in tomb: 10-15 years