About The Wine
A perfectly poised MSG blend from Rob Mann and the next-level Swinney vineyard in Frankland River.
Mann can blend with the best of them. This is hand-picked from mature vines, then fermented in small batches to give Rob a myriad of colours and flavours to mix together to make his final blend.
With Mataro as the majority variety this is firmly in the savoury end of these Rhone-inspired blends. A healthy amount of whole bunch inclusion only taks the spicy, structural notes up a notch or three also.
Another excellent release from this rising star producer of WA.
The Swinney family's roots in Frankland River stretch back over 100 years.
George John Alexander Swinney was a pioneer of the region, settling a grazing property in Franklands in 1922. Today the property is run by fourth generation brother and sister, Matt and Janelle Swinney. They are taking the family property into great new territory.
Bush vines litter the property. Riesling, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre are fining a very happy home on the ironstone slopes above the Frankland River.
Now, with viticulturalist wizard Lee Haselgrove tending the vines and sixth generation winemaker Rob Mann crafting the wines in the cellar, this label is on track to become one of the regional benchmarks in short order.