Origin: McLaren Vale
Region: South Australia
Style: Medium-bodied red wine made in stainless steel tanks
Medium ruby in the glass, showing wonderful purple hues. The nose on this is just drop-dead gorgeous. OH! Reminds us of one of those French vin de soif wines from Beaujolais or the Rhone. Crunchy berry fruit, some sage, cracked pepper and roasted nuts. Pleasant balance in the mouth with a very persistent concentration of fruit in the front line and some green tones on the finish. Simple, but showing superb drinkability.
Brad Hickey is a Chicago native who, after 10 years of working the floor, decided to move to South Australia and change the wine game by 360 degrees. He owns and organically farms a high-quality vineyard called Omensetter, where the majority of his fruit comes from – Shiraz, Cab Sauv, Nero d’Avola, Mataro and more. Long natural ferments and extended macerations are employed to boost mouthfeel, perfume and tannic structure, while oak – if used – is generally old.