2020 Swinney Mourvedre Syrah Grenache

Swinney |Great Southern |Mataro/Mourvedre
Smashing savoury and smooth MSG blend from one of the most exciting labels to emerge in WA in the last few years.

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A perfectly poised MSG (plus a touch of Menciai) 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 takes the spicy, structural notes up a notch or three also.

Another excellent release from this rising star producer of WA.

Mourvedre and Grenache from our dry-grown bush vine vineyard and vertically trellised Syrah, all share the rich gravelly-loam soils of our Swinney Wilson’s Pool vineyard. Careful canopy management, fruit thinning and selective hand harvesting over multiple passes, all ensure we achieve as close to perfect fruit as possible.

Deep vibrant magenta with purple hues Alive and engaging with brick dust, wet concrete, black cherry, paprika and strawberry cream lollies. Medium to full bodied with incredible intensity, texture and length. Szechuan pepper, summer pudding, seductive creamy texture complimenting suede like tannins and a characteristic rusty nail finish.

94 Points - "“Around half is whole bunch, all of it is wild fermented, there’s a splash of Mencía in the mix (would love to see a 2020 single variety Mencía off this site!). It’s been a cracker in the past, here’s the new release. Blackcurrant jelly, graphite, old leather, woody spice abound in perfume. Flavours roll a similar way, more blueberry than blackcurrant though, juiciness chiselled into by ribs of mineral-charged tannin, some sooty spice and tobacco characters lending savouriness. Medium weight, tannin-shaped, long, firm, dusty, savoury. Such a great drink here with charisma, texture, tension, and energy in spades. Serious stuff!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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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 Rhys Thomas as viticulturist and vineyard manager since 2021, 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.

The Swinney family - Frankland River, WA Swinney

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