2019 Alkina Old Quarter GSM

Dark-fruited bold Barossa Grenache blend grown from biodynamic fruit.

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Alkina are relative newcomers to the Barossa Valley wine scene but with their combo of old vines and a biodynamic philosophy, their releases are very much worth keeping on your radar.

The Old Quarter is a GSM blend, made up of what Alkina refers to as Polygons - small distinct plots within their vineyard holdings that carry distinct flavour profiles.

It's a distinctive wine, with a melding of traditional ripe, dark Barossa fruit and an excellent, almost refreshing acid line.

This blend of Grenache Shiraz Mataro allows us the opportunity to create great wines through combining different Polygons. The characteristics of the Old Quarter are underpinned by the Grenache from Polygon 4 which consists of schist and clay which is complemented with the lighter Grenache from Polygon 2 which contains hard schist and wind blown limestone. These components were blended with the Mataro from P6 and the Shiraz from P8 & P7.

92 Points - "Smooth, mellow red. Ripe plum, cola, liquorice, white pepper, raspberry jam. All happening. The bouquet and palate similar notes, medium, or just fuller weight, a light rub of tannin and a spritely, tart-ish finish. Feels pretty good in the quaffing mode, doesn't quite speak to the price tag perhaps, being a bit friendlier and easier access than most at the same zone, but hey, special farm, organics, ambitious producer and away we go. - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

94 Points - "Medium-deep red-purple colour; iodine and crushed peppercorn aromas, the palate full-bodied and firmly structured, the colour and body weight slightly lighter than the Night Sky, the greater grenache proportion is evident. Softer and more savoury with the higher grenache and lower shiraz contents in evidence." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

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