It’s an altogether good wine offering a bit of extra interest.
About The Wine
This is a divergent wine away from the typical Vanguardist MO of interesting takes on McLaren Vale and Clare Valley classics.
The Corsair is a blend of three Portuguese red varieties, typically found in the famous fortified wines of the Douro. Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, and Tinta Roriz having a party here. And they are having a great time.
The wine is medium-bodied, blue fruited and flecked with all matter of exotic spices. It's a lovely little red to take you on a trip away from the usual world of Australian reds. It's a fun and perky and lovely to drink.
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.