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2016 Rudderless Vineyard Grenache Mataro Graciano

McLaren Vale, SA

Light in body but full in character - a unique and tasty twist on the classic McLaren Vale Grenache blend.

$35.00

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Unlikely one glass will suffice.

Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

This twist on a classic McLaren Vale GSM from Doug Govan is built for immediate pleasure.

The wine is built around a core of vibrant McLaren Vale Grenache, juicy and brimming with life. The Mataro lays a bed of darker, more earthy flavours and lends some body. The Graciano chimes in with a snap of spice shot through the finish.

It's gorgeous drinking. The perfect all-round medium bodied McLaren Vale red.

Gary Walsh awarded it 93 points finishing his review with the view that it's, "Such a great drink."

About Rudderless Vineyard

Rudderless Vineyard was planted by noted McLaren Vale wine personality, Doug Govan, owner and proprietor of the historic Victory Hotel in foothills of Sellicks Hill.

Doug began planting the 'initial' vineyard in 1999 with cuttings taken from some of his favourite vineyards around the country. Another vineyard to the West soon followed.

The wines are currently made by the Yangarra team of Pete Fraser and Charlie Seppelt, two of the region's finest and most experienced winemakers.

The resulting wines are astonishingly good. A gem of McLaren Vale and top value to boot.

View to the coast from Rudderless Vineyards
View to the coast from Rudderless Vineyards
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Blend : Grenache (44%), Mataro (38%), Graciano (18%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

Rudderless main man Doug Govan
Rudderless main man Doug Govan
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"In lieu of crème de menthe, this is the vin de soif of the Rudderless range.So light on its feet for a wine from The Vale. Red fruits, hazelnut, fresh basil, a little fresh mint, or menthe, as the French say, perhaps a dusting of spice. Medium-bodied, lively and lithe, gentle tannin, bright red fruit and nut flavour, and a little rasp of tannin on the finish, and cranberry/raspberry crunch. Such a great drink." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"A harmonious 44/38/18% blend, unencumbered by new oak - 9 months in old French barrels. The freshness and purity of fruit shines through like a light beam. While it has pretty aromas and flavours of raspberries, sweet red cherries and red licorice, they're pared back by its savouriness and fine, sandy tannins. Unlikely one glass will suffice." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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FaQs
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