2022 Oliver's Taranga Mencia

Oliver's Taranga once again ahead of the curve with this juicy, generous Spanish-inspired McLaren Vale Mencia!

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Oliver's Taranga, one of McLaren Vale's most historic and loved producers, has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to innovating with alternative/emerging grape varieties.

Their estate-grown Mencia has for some years made a very enjoyable Rose, but more recently we are seeing this fruit crafted into a Spanish-inspired red, reminiscent of the hearty, slurpy lunchtime wines of North West Spain and Portugal.

This is a fun, flavour-packed, warm mouthful of McLaren Vale red wine, and definitely a wine to try, but get in quick as production is tiny!

92 points - "This is a cuvée to follow. A joy to drink and better each year. A variety that thrives in mountainous turf with strong maritime (Atlantic) influence, somewhat akin to cool-climate syrah, sans the domestic predilection for rubbery reduction. Floral and perky. Red fruits and white pepper-clad salami doused in brine and smattered with herbs. A volatile beat, in the best sense. Mid-weighted of feel and immensely versatile at the contemporary Australian table." - Ned Goodwin (Halliday Wine Companion)

91 points - "Chocolate, smoked meats and violet aromas make way for a cushioned core of blackberries. The tannins integrate well with the wine, they're firm yet pliant. Its darker heart of inky fruit is enlivened by a freshness within the fruit, indicating spot-on timing of harvest." - Gabrielle Poy (The Real Review)

90 points - "Hits the glass with red-black colour and loads of perfume. Nice. It’s redolent of kirsch, attractive medicinal cherry elixir whiffs, black pepper, liquorice. Flavours run similarly with a nice crunch and dip, warm fruit and spice characters, a little breathy, but acidity is perky and fresh as a counter. The finish, a bit hot, but with pepper and espresso chiming in. It has good feel for mencia, with the McLaren Vale and Oliver’s’ twist. Good drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Oliver's Taranga

Five generations of the Oliver family have been farming land in McLaren Vale dating back to the 1840s.

There are now 100 hectares of land under vine on the Taranaga property - Taranga is a corruption of the aboriginal word Tarangk, meaning 'the middle' which was used by the Kaurna, a local aboriginal tribe.

Under the trailblazing guidance of winemaker Corrina Wright, there are now near 50 blocks of different varieties and clones. A McLaren Vale melting pot!

Winemaker Corrina Wright Oliver's Taranga

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