2019 Vinteloper Friends In The Field Red Blend

A one-off collab. between DD favourites Vinteloper and Heretic this Shiraz blend brings the best of Margaret River and Adelaide Hills together in one delicious bottle. One of a kind in more ways than one.

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When the ravaging effects of the 2020 Adelaide Hills Bush fires left Dave Bowley and his team with very little fruit to work with their industry friends reached out to help with offers of fruit from far and wide.

And so, the Friends in the Field collab. wines were born.

This release is a blend of Vinteloper Adelaide Hills Shiraz (40%) and Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Mourvedre from Heretic's organic vineyard in the Wilyabrup subregion of Margaret River. With a shared minimal intervention philosophy Dan Stocker of Heretic made a natural partner for Friends in the field and his offer of fruit was gratefully accepted.

The Margaret River components bring game, spice, and pepper to the traditional black current, plum and chocolate of the Adelaide Hills fruit. This has real richness and depth; it is more serious than its creators would have you believe!

Dan Stocker (Heretic Wines) is part of the Alumni of Winemakers who stuck their neck out to support us in our recovery.

Sourcing their components from an Organic vineyard in the Wilyabrup subregion of Margaret River, prior to starting life at Vinteloper, the 650L Demi-muid had only a small amount of sulphur added to protect it on the road to us.

We upheld that minimal style here, so no fining or filtration, choosing to let the purity and attention to detail shine through.

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