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2016 Bush Track Grapes of Wrath Red

Alpine Valleys, VIC

A Cabernet-led blend built by community spirit.

$23.00

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Great value. Real style. Distinctive.

Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

In 2016 Bob McNamara was sitting on his tractor talking live on the radio to the ABC National about in an impending storm. Half way through the call he excused himself suddenly, "I'm gunna have to call you back, mate. This is getting serious."

Bob and Helen battened down the hatches and rode out a freakish twister that decimated their 2016 crop. Such is the way of farm life, always subject to the whims of Mother Nature.

In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the local vignerons all pitched in a few buckets of fruit from their own vineyards for Bob and Helen to have something to release and sell for the following year. Jo Marsh (Billy Button) put the pieces together.

This is the resultant wine. It's a hodge-podge of Bordeaux varieties and some other odds and ends from around the Alpine Valleys. And it's turned out a treat. Campbell Mattinson described it as an "Excellent drink from start to finish."

Winemaker Jo Marsh
Winemaker Jo Marsh
Alpine Valleys, VIC
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93Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Blend of petit verdot, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, durif and saperavi. Made from donated grapes (Beechworth/Alpine Valleys) after a hail storm devastated the crop. 150 dozen made. It's a lightish red but it has presence aplenty. This is a very interesting wine. The sparks fly, you might say. It's floral and exuberant with bright, candied red cherry flavours lighting it up before dry spice notes turn matters positively savoury. Great value. Real style. Distinctive." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)

91Points
The Wine Front

"It tastes good. Bright jubey fruit, licks of anise and spice, floral highlights. There’s some grip but not too much. Good body. Plenty of flow. Crackles of spice, even mineral. Excellent drink from start to finish." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

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Great value red

I discovered this winery at a bushfire relief event where I bought their chardonnay. I enjoyed that so I thought I’d give this red a go.

And I’m glad I did, it’s richly dark in colour, fruity, full flavoured and smooth, brilliant value at this price.

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