Origin: McLaren Vale
Region: South Australia
Grape(s): Grenache + Shiraz
Style: Medium-bodied red wine made in used oak
Such good quality fruit is used for this blend. The aromatics of Grenache really come out on the first whiff, while the Shiraz plays a dominant role on the palate. Juicy, ripe fruit, without being over the top. Just a lick of tannins and earthiness on the finish. Delizioso!
Besides being one of the pioneers of natural wine in Australia, James Erskine is also a MASTER of Chenin Blanc. Anything that he makes with this grape variety can compare or even outshine examples from the Loire Valley. He also produces wines from Grenache, Shiraz & Cabernet Franc, but we’ve been huge fans of his whites since the very beginning. A spotlight for this man is much needed.