It won’t be for everyone, but I really dig it.
About The Wine
This takes Clare Valley Riesling in a different direction.
It's built of several fruit components: some fermented in stainless, some in foudre, some spent a month on skins and plenty of oxygen incouraged by winemaker Michael Corbett. The goal was to produce a wine with more textural intrigue than the usual offerings from the region.
Mission accomplished in the 2019 release. If you like Riesling with a little funk, walk this way. Its smashability factor is high, as well as the quality.
Super drinking now or in a few years time.
Vanguardist is an up and coming producer from McLaren Vale started by three friends after many long nights in Hawkes Bay talking about their shared love of wine.
Their mission is to bring premium, authentic, small-batch wines to a market they see as crowded by "overly commercialised wines produced by corporates who take up all the elbow room."
They source very high-quality fruit from great vineyards across South Australia, looking to build wines with texture and vibrancy.
With experienced winemaker Michael Corbett at the helm, the future looks bright for this plucky challenger brand.