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2016 Dune Pyla

McLaren Vale, SA

A beautiful modern McLaren Vale red blend. "Wonderful." - Mike Bennie

HIGH SCORE

$25.00

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About

About The Wine

A new age McLaren Vale red wine here from the notable Lloyd family of Coriole fame. The brothers Duncan and Peter forging a new project from their Blewitt Springs vineyard.

Nero d'Avola has become one of the great rising varieties of McLaren Vale, with Coriole doing plenty to raise its profile. And Nero takes centre stage here, surrounded by Shiraz, Carignan and Mourvedre.

It's a beautiful wine. Intricate, alluring and irresistible, and well and truly derserving of Mike Bennie's rave 93 point review.

This is a brilliant first offering from this exciting new McLaren Vale project.

About Dune

Duncan and Peter Lloyd are the latest generation of Lloyds (of Coriole fame) to make wine in McLaren Vale.

Growing up immersed in the hotbed of food and wine culture that is McLaren Vale, the boys have now partnered up to start their own wine project with a stunning vineyard in Blewitt Springs as the centrepiece.

The grapes are farmed organically, the wines are made with a gentle touch, but rather than let the 'minimal intervention' philosophy hem them in with dogma, the boys are free to tinker and blend as they see fit.

These are fantastic, energetic wines that have set a cracking pace with only a few vintages under the brand's belt. Keep your eyes peeled for what's next for the brothers Lloyd.

The Dune vineyard
The Dune vineyard
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine is comprised of Nero d’Avola, Mourvedre, Carignan and Shiraz. These are all grown on sandy soils at our vineyard in Blewitt Springs in the North East of McLaren Vale.

These late ripening varieties were hand picked, destemmed and co-fermented in open fermenters and then spent 12 months in seasoned oak barrels. The lightest in our range but by no means a simple wine.

Nero d'Avola and Carignan provide bright floral perfume whist the mourvedre provides earthy depth and spice. The shiraz is this instance provides chalky tannins and some meaty richness. A vibrant and floral wine with soft tannins and medium weight.

Blend : Nero d’Avola, Mourvedre, Carignan and Shiraz
Closure : Screw cap
Bottle Size : 750ml

Duncan and Peter Lloyd at the blending bench
Duncan and Peter Lloyd at the blending bench
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"The sophist in me wants to say ‘red blends like this from McLaren Vale are far more interesting and far better as a motif from the region than bog standard shiraz’, but I won’t… meanwhile, are you serious, this is $25?!This has tannin, tension, fragrance and beautiful layers of fruit flavour. It’s a wine that will please those seeking a throaty, hearty red while also giving the Italianate-leaning amongst us a good dose of savouriness, spice, herbal detail and chewy, al dente ribbons of tannin. It’s more red than black fruit spectrum, shows some silkiness despite the chomp of tannin, sits at medium weight. It’s a wine of style, complexity and deliciousness. Wonderful. “ - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

“Nero d'Avola, mourvedre, carignan and shiraz. Hand-picked, destemmed (not crushed) and fermented in beeswax-lined concrete vats, matured for 12 months in used oak. Light, clear crimson-purple; this has a super-fragrant bouquet, then a palate hosting a corps de ballet, all with different red, purple and blue fruit flavours. Just beautiful." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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