About The Wine
This takes Clare Valley Riesling in a different direction than most.
It's built of several fruit components: some fermented in stainless, some in Slovenian oak. The goal was to produce a wine with more textural intrigue than the usual offerings from the region.
Mission accomplished in the 2018 release. It's smashability factor high, as well as the quality.
It's a powerful, savoury, textural Riesling that is super drinking now or in a few years time.
Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.
Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."
They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.
With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.