2020 Alpha Box & Dice Golden Mullet Fury

Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale

A complex and tangy Semillon/Muscat/Riesling blend that will leave your mouth watering




About The Wine

As the former Soviet country of Georgia has been making wines for thousands of years, it seems appropriate that they would influence winemakers elsewhere in one way or another. "Amber" wine (also known as "orange") is the practice of letting the skins of white grapes rest in the juice during fermentation, imparting flavour, colour and texture, just like with red wines.

The Alpha Box & Dice Golden Mullet Fury runs with this idea, using skin contact for individual parcels of Semillon, Muscat and Riesling, which were all then aged in old oak before blending. The result is a mix of guava, beeswax, preserved lemons and curry leaf aromas and tangy fruits on the palate, with waxiness and saltiness and a mouthwatering finish.

About Alpha Box & Dice

Alpha Box & Dice is a McLaren Vale-based operation, focussing on celebrating the diversity of wine styles and varieties coming out of South Australia.

Head winemaker Sam Berketa has worked in famed wine regions across the globe, from Barolo to Monterey, and he brings his years of knowledge and experience to every wine created at Alpha Box & Dice.

Championing the Mediterranean varieties, the end results are wines filled with innovation, supreme drinkability and pure expressions of the vineyards the fruits hail from.

Winemaker Sam Berket
Winemaker Sam Berket
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From the Producer

Each component in the GMF was treated individually. The Semillon was destemmed whilst the Muscat had 60% whole bunch with the remaining crushed on top. Both were fermented until dry with wild yeast and spent an extra week on skins to build texture. The Riesling was handpicked with >65% Botrytis affected grapes, pressed for 3 hours long and slow then wild fermented for 4 months in old barrels until dry. All were aged separately in seasoned oak and went through spontaneous MLF, with the Muscat and Semillon both spending 9 months in a large format cask.

Blend : Semillon, Muscat, Riesling
ABV : 12.4%
Closure : cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

A sneak peek into the process at Alpha Box & Dice
A sneak peek into the process at Alpha Box & Dice
McLaren Vale, SA

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me? This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 02 8376 8775 or and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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