About The Pack
This mixed pack features six of our favourite Margaret River producers who are doing things a little bit different in this premium wine growing region.
2017 Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon
A beautifully different style of Margaret River Cabernet here from the 2016 Young Gun Winemaker of the Year, Josephine Perry.
There are few, if any, other winemakers in Margaret River that would dare release their Cabernet Sauvignon without any new oak, but that is precisely what Jo chooses for her own.
It's about fruit first and foremost, her trusting the vineyard and her instincts on when to pick to ensure that all structure in the wine is derived from the grape rather than an oak tree.
It's a gloriously feminine style of Cabernet - lifted and precise.Read more about 2017 Dormilona Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Blue Poles Allouran Merlot Cabernet Franc
When you think of Blue Poles you think of the Allouran, and this is a top shelf release of this much-loved wine.
The classic blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc is one song in this release - the latter adding structure and perfume to the plump, juicy goodness of Merlot.
It received a glowing 93 points from Gary Walsh and alongside some of its more ambitiously priced Margaret River counterparts, the Allouran is phenomenal value for money.
Allouran sells out quicker each year. Act quick if you want some for yourself.Read more about 2015 Blue Poles Allouran Merlot Cabernet Franc
2016 Domaine Naturaliste Rachis Syrah
Tip top Shiraz here from one of Margaret River's brightest producers.
Fun fact: 'Rachis' is the Latin name for the tiny connectors in a grape bunch which link the berries to the stalk. This wine has been named such by Bruce Jukes to outline the inclusion of whole bunches (30%) in the ferment of this wine.
James Halliday has given out some huge scores to recent vintages (97 points for the 2015), and as far as Margaret River Shiraz goes, this is as good as we've seen.Read more about 2016 Domaine Naturaliste Rachis Syrah
2017 LS Merchants Whole Bunch Mataro
You don't see much Mataro kicking around Margaret River but young Dylan Arvidson has sniffed out a small parcel and put it to very good use.
This is fermented as whole bunches in large format oak to highlight the lifted perfume and spice this variety can produce when treated just right. It's not a big, bruising Mataro like those more commonly found in SA, this is much more light on its feet and dynamic in style.
Bunchy, spicy, crunchy and packed with personality.
It's a shame there was only 23 dozen made.Read more about 2017 LS Merchants Whole Bunch Mataro
2015 Amato Vino Teroldego
Amato Vino is a groovy up and coming winery set in Margaret River. In a region steeped in tradition, it is heartening to see innovation in winemaking and varietal selection in the region.
The fruit for the Amato Vino Teroldego - say that three times fast - is sourced from a single vineyard near Yallingup in Margaret River. 23% of the fruit is whole bunch pressed and sat on skins for 24 days.
It sees 16 months in oak, but due to a characteristic of the variety which has a distinctive “oaky character” anyway, it only sees old wood.
Ripe, unapologetic and oozing persona, this is one great little wine that apparently made quite the splash at the Alternative Varieties Wine Show, picking up Gold on its first showing.
Delicious, food-friendly red with big personality.Read more about 2015 Amato Vino Teroldego
2016 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend
The Pirate Blend. Now this is a wine with a lot of personality. This is different than your average Margaret River blend.
It is comprised of three Portuguese native varieties and a dash of Cabernet, inspired by Nic's time making wines in Portugal: Touriga Nacional, Tinta Cao and Sousao, all three of these characters offer something a little different to the party.
The bottle looks like it has just been brought up from below deck and the wine itself feels raw and untamed, but underneath it all is some serious winemaking and a clear vision which has been realised brilliantly by Peterkin.
Want to see what is on the cutting edge of Margaret River? The Pirate Blend is it!Read more about 2016 L.A.S. Vino Pirate Blend