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Plenty of delicious medium-bodied reds coming out of South Australia these days, here's an absolute gem. The Dodgy Bros. Juxtaposed Grenache Tempranillo is a blend of fruit from McLaren Vale and Kangaroo Island. These two varieties get along famously. The perky red fruits of McLaren Vale Grenache meets the silky, spicy Tempranillo of KI. Andrew Graham was enamoured with it, awarding it 94 points and saying it "Deserves many gold medals based on smashability." A delicious wine for all occasions.
What it Tastes Like
"This is incredibly lively. Vibrancy writ large, a cavalcade of red lolly fruit (but not sweet), then light sandy tannins and anise, raspberry fruit through the finish. Exuberance of young fresh Grenache is the star here, with Temp giving an extra hit of oomph. I challenge you to not finish a bottle. Simple wine, sure, but utterly delicious. Deserves many gold medals based on smashability." - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review)
94 points. "This is incredibly lively. Vibrancy writ large, a cavalcade of red lolly fruit (but not sweet), then light sandy tannins and anise, raspberry fruit through the finish. Exuberance of young fresh Grenache is the star here, with Temp giving an extra hit of oomph. I challenge you to not finish a bottle. Simple wine, sure, but utterly delicious. Deserves many gold medals based on smashability." - Andrew Graham (Oz Wine Review) 90 points "Excellent drink-now style of wine. Plenty of fruit and plenty of attitude. Black and red cherries, cola, leather, nuts and anise. A slip of herbs. Fruit-driven but with a certain earthiness. If you ordered it by the glass you’d soon order another." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)
64% Clarendon (McLaren Vale) Grenache, 36% Kangaroo Island Tempranillo 30% whole bunches, wild yeasts, no fining or filtering. Bright, juicy and perfumed. Bottled young in order to preserve it's youthful vibrancy. An ideal wine for McLaren Vale's hot summer climate. 100 dozen produced.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
About the Producer
What started as a small garage winemaking project for viticulturalist Peter Bolte, has grown into a full-time fun-filled winemaking gig. With fruit secured from top growers with a handshake, Peter, along with Canadian winemaker Wes Pearson and ‘grower extraordinaire’ Peter Sommerville are now making tasty treats in a wide range of styles from excellent McLaren Vale sites.
The South Australian region of McLaren Vale is famous for its powerful red wines. Shiraz and Grenache have thrived for years in the Vale’s sandy soils. Nowadays, the region’s varietal diversity has majorly increased, the coastal location and warm climate proving perfect for a new wave of varieties from Italy, Spain and Portugal. The success of varieties such as Nero d’Avola, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional, and Fiano has transformed McLaren Vale into one of the country’s most vibrant wine scenes. It’s where tradition meets innovation and it is producing some of the Australia’s finest wines.
Grenache is the great sleeping giant of Australian red wine. We are the custodians of the oldest producing Grenache vines in the world, some ancient vineyards planted as far back as the 1850’s. Modern Australian Grenache is a different beast to the wines of yesteryear, they are more youthful and vibrant, showing bright red fruit characters, silky tannins and a delicious array of spices. With the viticultural resources we have at our disposal in this country, Australia can be one of the world’s leading producers of this variety, making wines that easily rival the best of Europe.
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