2021 Bink Wines Meisje Alicante Bouchet

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A super bright, light and juicy Barossa Alicante, with some nice bunchy crunch.

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Meaning little girl in Dutch, Koen Janssens named this wine because his young son kept calling the barrel it was ageing in ‘meisje’.

Alicante Bouschet off the sandy soils of Vine Vale in the Barossa, this is a lower ABV, fresh take on Barossa red. It's super bright, with loads of red berries, tart fruits, purple florals, and the smell of fresh cut hay.

Koen Janssens is really making a name for himself, and with his contemporary, natural take on Barossa reds, is one of a number of producers shedding old-school perceptions of what Barossa wine can be.

This comes from 25-year-old vines in Vine Vale, which has sand, over sand, over sand, over more sand. This is the second run at this block, which only delivered sparse fruit the first time around, but in 2021 produced a better canopy and crop after some careful pruning and an increase in the bud numbers. It was 50/50 whole-bunch and destemmed, then left to ferment on skins for about 12 days in stainless before it was pressed to seasoned French oak.

90 Points - "A dry red alicante bouchet. Whole bunch and destemmed in equal parts and left on skins for 12 days.Dark colour, plummy notes, sappy texture and a general sense of freshness. Light on, bright and jubey with a sheath of fine tannins and vermouth like botanical and tart finish. This is intriguing. It's relatively simple, short in tannin but the general impression is very positive from hello." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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