2019 Nick Spencer Gundagai Light Dry Red

Gundagai, NSW

A red wine inspired by the great Pinot Shiraz blends of the 1950s and 1960s. Nick Spencer puts his own spin on a classic Aussie blend.

$30.00

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About The Wine

A new wine into the Nick Spencer fold from 2019, a Light Dry Red to compliment the Gundagai Dry Red that has been a staple of Nick's range from the beginning.

This is predominantly Pinot Noir blended with Sangiovese and Shiraz from Gundagai. In the same way the Gundagai Dry Red pays homage to the great old regional blends of the 60's and 70's, this wine is a tip of the cap to the old Australian 'Burgundies' made by blending Shiraz and Pinot Noir by the great Maurice O'Shea.

The first release is a belter. It's just on the lighter side of medium bodied, juicy and refreshing through the palate with the savoury finish of Sangiovese to keep it from being overtly sweet.

It's not a wine made for ageing, it's made from smashing while it's young and fresh. Get into it.

About Nick Spencer Wines

Nick Spencer made a name for himself after a hugely successful decade-long stint as chief winemaker at Eden Road, before deciding in 2017 to take the plunge and start his very own label.

The Nick Spencer wines are, like Eden Road's, focused on the regions of the NSW High Country, in particular, Tumbarumba and Gundagai.

With Nick's access to some of the region's best fruit, his wines are all about balance, style and drinkability, with Nick's stamp of quality on top. Tiny volumes made and an exciting producer to watch out for!

Winemaker Nick Spencer
Winemaker Nick Spencer
Gundagai, NSW
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From The Producer

Inspired by the Australian ‘Burgundies’ of the 50’s 60’s and 70’s. The Light Dry Red pays homage to the Classic light bodied Shiraz and Shiraz/ Pinot blends mastered by Maurice O’Shea.

Vineyard Information
Sourced form two mature vineyards just south of the township of Gundagai on rich volcanic iron rich soils.

Winemaking
All the components of this wine were fermented separately and blended together prior to bottling. The wine was matured in old puncheons with no new oak.

Blend : Grüner Veltliner (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Nick Spencer in the cellar
Nick Spencer in the cellar
Canberra, NSW
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Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Aromas of sour cherry, cranberry and strawberries. The palate is crunchy and vibrant with lovely structure and tannins." - Nick Spencer

92Points
The Wine Front

"It’s light. It’s bright. It’s nutty and full of sour cherry and dried cranberries. There’s a bit of gum leaf too, but it just adds a layer on a fragrant and vibrant wine. Tannin is grainy and lightly chalky, with fresh raspberry acidity, and a lively raw almond finish closes it off. Fun to drink. Tasty. Should build with a little bottle age. Like this very much. Its aim is true." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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Great easy drinking red

This is the sort of crunchy, light-bodied red that is perfect drinking all year round. I enjoy this with a bit of a chill (15 degrees)

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2019 Nick Spencer Gundagai Light Dry Red

Excellent yummy everyday drinking: Actually better than everyday.

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