This has to be among my finds of the year!
About The Wine
Frank Van der Loo first became interested in Mondeuse back in 2002 during a trip to France.
He sourced some cuttings when he got back to Australia, planted them in gardens here and there for a while, until in 2010 when he decided to plant one and a half rows on the Mount Majura vineyard. It's taken off since then.
This is the third incarnation of the Mount Majura Mondeuse. As a variety, it's closely related to Shiraz but this has a feel all of its own.
Perfumed yet earthy, crackling with spice and energy, this is a fascinating wine.
About Mount Majura
Mount Majura is one of the most exciting producers in Canberra.
They are quickly gaining fame for producing top class Rieslings and alternative varieties with sensational value across the range.
Winemaker Frank van der Loo's obsessive focus on the terroir and his attempts to find the perfect variety for each patch of dirt under Mount Majura ownership, are resulting in unique and spectacular wines for the region.