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2016 Dodgy Bros Juxtaposed Grenache

McLaren Vale, SA

A wine as emphatic as its label. Brilliant McLaren Vale Grenache.

$29.00

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About The Wine

Exciting wine here, from the hands of winemaker Wes Pearson.

This is Grenache from a vineyard in the Clarendon sub-region of McLaren Vale. A vineyard that was planted 90 years ago. With a deft handling of this old vine fruit, Wes strikes that elusive balance between finesse and power effortlessly.

If you like Grenache while it's rippling with primary fruit, there is plenty of joy to be had here already. However, if you are looking for something that will look all the better in a few years time, this will equally fit the bill.

Another wine to add to McLaren Vale's impressive list of excellent Grenache with a well deserved 96 points from Jane Faulkner.

About Dodgy Bros

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 Dodgy Bros wines don't take themselves too seriously. These are adventurous and energetic wines with plenty of personality.

The Dodgy Bros
The Dodgy Bros
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The label is out-there - featuring a sketch of American actor/wrestler Mr T. behind the wheel of a convertible: it'll appeal to a certain demographic. The wine has much broader appeal - it's a beauty. A splash of mataro 8% and a drop of shiraz 1% add another layer of complexity to what is a subtle blend of florals, red fruits and licorice with fresh acidity. Very fine-grained tannins lead long onto the effortlessly smooth palate." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

93Points
The Wine Front

"Mint Pattie, raspberry, dusty spices, foresty and floral perfume. Medium bodied, lovely fleshiness and red fruit flavour mingling with almost sandy tannin and some savoury/umami stuff. Finish pushes out nicely with succulence of red fruit and tannin to clean it up. Keeps getting better in the glass: a good sign." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Grenache From 2 vineyards – Pappas Vineyard, Sellicks Foothills sub region, and Smart Vineyard (planted 1921), Clarendon. Both vineyards sit on Kurrajong geology, with the Clarendon vineyard on poorer, sandier soils than the Pappas vineyard. Both vineyards received similar treatments: crushed and destemmed, with a small percentage of whole berries remaining.

The wines spent 10 – 12 days on skins, with a max temp of 32 achieved before cooling. Gentle basket pressing post ferment to tank for settling for 3 days, then using gravity the wines were racked off solids and into very old French and American hogsheads, where they spent 12 months on fine lees. Wines were not filtered or fined.

Bottled on 21/6/17

Artwork by Saul Matthews.

Blend : Grenache (92%), Mataro (7%), Shiraz (1%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 180 dozen

Wes Pearson
Wes Pearson
McLaren Vale, SA
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