2017 Vine Mind Shiraz Malbec

Clare Valley, SA

Warm-hearted Clare Valley red blend from great fruit and a great winemaking duo of Col McBride and Jen Gardener.




About the Wine

The Clare Valley might be most well known for its Rieslings, but this blend of Shiraz and Malbec easily shows the area can offer stunning reds, too.

Col McBryde and Jen Gardener of Vine Mind love to make wines that challenge the ideas of what we expect from the Clare Valley, that still speak of the region.

Shiraz and Malbec are excellent bedfellows - the former bringing the spice, the pepper, the punch, with the latter bringing the plummy, aromatic ripeness. This offering from the Vine Mind duo is a warm-hearted no brainer for all lovers of this powerfully seductive blend.

About Vine Mind

Jen Gardner and Col McBryde have their hands in many wine-making pies (Adelina and Some Young Punks), but Vine Mind is their label to challenge themselves; to make experimental, modern wines and explore what the Clare Valley can offer.

They work closely with grape growers across the Clare Valley, and all their wines are made with 100% Clare fruit. They draw their inspiration from the region, then work together to craft well-made, quality wines that challenge the norms of what they know.

One half of Vine Mind, Col McBryde
One half of Vine Mind, Col McBryde
Clare Valley, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

From 20-100 year old vines in the Springfarm sub-region on red sand over clay with limestone and slate through the sub-surface at 450m above sea level. Hand picked fruit, destemmed, lightly crushed, 60% whole berry fermentation with maceration between 10-30 days in concrete vessels. Aged in neutral French Oak Barriques for 12 months.

Blueberries, a lash of leather and orange jaffa cake… Well that’s as a start, mint and satsuma plums are in there too. That all kind of rolls through on the palate, rasberry seeds, bay and citrus like acidity shape out the palate with a typical after dinner mint regional kind of thing on the finish.

Blend : Shiraz, Malbec
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Old vines
Old vines
Clare Valley, SA

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