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2018 Liquid Rock 'n Roll Ghetto Dolcetto

Heathcote, VIC

A modern rock 'n roll take on a classic Italian variety.

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About The Wine

Dolcetto is a variety that often falls in the shadows of some of the other big-time Italian varieties. But it finds a good home here in the hands of young gun winemaker Alex Byrne.

The fruit comes from a vineyard in the Swan Hill region in Victoria, a region that's been a happy home to many Italian varieties for many years. This vintage turned out to be ideal for Dolcetto.

It was made with tumblers and lazy weekend days in mind. A little chill from the Esky.

This has 'picnic red' written all over it.

About Alex Byrne

Alex Byrne worked at Taltarni vineyard for Dominique Portet while studying Agriculture/Horticulture as a 17 year old.  After stints in a variety of hospitality and retail wine sales positions, Alex ended up again working for Dominique as a vintage cellar hand in his new Yarra Valley winery in 2002, and hasn't looked back since.

Alex studied Wine Science at Deakin and Charles Sturt Universities, continuing to work in retail wine sales as well as working vintages in Margaret River and the Northern Rhone Valley while studying. 

After universtiy Alex worked in Burgundy before returning to Australia to work at Lethbridge winery and begin making his own Byrne wines from Ballarat.

In 2013 he and his friend Kim Farrell formed Liquid Rock n Roll wines in order to experiment with different styles of wine.

Since 2014 he has also been making wines with his mates Cam Nicol and Sam Vogel for Noisy Ritual, a people-powered urban winery in Melbourne.

In 2016 Alex finished working at Lethbridge winery to focus on his own projects.  Moving the Byrne and Liquid Rock n Roll operations to Galli Estate winery in Sunbury will allow him to have a shorter commute to Melbourne and spend more time at the Noisy Ritual winery in Brunswick.

Alex Byrne, Winemaker
Alex Byrne, Winemaker
Sunbury, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine is made from Dolcetto from a vineyard in the north of the Mt Camel range, Heathcote, Victoria. It is a bright, young-drinking red wine with an intense and vibrant colour, nose of fruit and spice and a lively palate with enough tannin to give it complexity and structure. Serve slightly chilled for optimum enjoyment.

Blend : Dolcetto (100%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Jubey red wine here with plenty of red fruit, boilled lollies, licorice and a light pucker of tannin. It's medium bodied, plenty of fruit and the signature tight acidity of the variety works perfectly in this 'luncheon red' context. Playful, bouncy, and yes, a little Rock n Roll. - Different Drop Wine Team

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