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Vanguardist Masterclass Pack

McLaren Vale, SA

The perfect introduction to the thrilling, highly sought-after wines of Michael Corbett and Vanguardist.

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This fresh suite of wines from Michael Corbett at Vanguardist represents a watershed moment for his small artisanal brand.

Michael has been building some serious momentum over the last few vintages. His stable of effortless McLaren Vale Grenaches, textural Clare Valley Rieslings and cool, linear Adelaide Hills Chardonnays have been on song.

Great reviews have been rolling in across the entire range, none more so than the huge 97 point write-up from Gary Walsh for the remarkable 2019 MVG Grenache - the equal highest ever Wine Front rating for a Grenache.

This pack is the perfect way to get to know the wines of Michael Corbett and Vanguardist.  Get them while you can!

2019 La Petite Vanguard Riesling

This takes Clare Valley Riesling in a different direction.

It's built of several fruit components: some fermented in stainless, some in foudre, some spent a month on skins and plenty of oxygen incouraged by winemaker Michael Corbett. The goal was to produce a wine with more textural intrigue than the usual offerings from the region.

Mission accomplished in the 2019 release. If you like Riesling with a little funk, walk this way. Its smashability factor is high, as well as the quality.

Super drinking now or in a few years time.

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2018 Vanguardist CVR Riesling

This takes Clare Valley Riesling in a different direction than most.

It's built of several fruit components: some fermented in stainless, some in Slovenian oak. The goal was to produce a wine with more textural intrigue than the usual offerings from the region.

Mission accomplished in the 2018 release. It's smashability factor high, as well as the quality.

It's a powerful, savoury, textural Riesling that is super drinking now or in a few years time.

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2018 Vanguardist Chardonnay

This is an exquisite example of a leaner modern style of Australian Chardonnay.

Winemaker Michael Corbett has sought out a site in the Adelaide Hills that can produce a taut, mineral-charged example of Chardonnay with plenty of flavour.

Where some Chardonnays picked early like this lack flavour and complexity, this has both in spades.

If you like your Chardonnay in a more lithe frame, this will be right up your alley.

Only 170 dozen made.

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2019 La Petite Vanguard Nouveau GSM

The team behind Vanguardist uses the 'Petit Vanguard' label to experiment on certain parcels of fruit in order to find a better path in producing their excellent premium Vanguardist label.

The Nouveau GSM is as advertised - a wine built for easy consumption, early drinking, and something that goes with a wide array of food styles.

The intense but low yeilding vintage of 2019 supplied fruit that could handle plenty of whole bunch, as such about 70% of the Grenache and Shiraz in this wine was fermented as whole clusters giving lightness and freshness to counteract the natural density of the fruit.

Bright, lively and spot on for a fresher example of Barossa Grenache blend.

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2019 La Petite Vanguard Grenache

The team behind Vanguardist uses the 'Petit Vanguard' label to experiment on certain parcels of fruit in order to find a better path in producing their excellent premium Vanguardist label.

The Grenache is a wine built for easy consumption, early drinking, and something that goes with a wide array of food styles.

The intense but low yeilding vintage of 2019 supplied fruit that could handle plenty of whole bunch, as such about 70% of the Grenache this wine was fermented as whole clusters giving lightness and freshness to counteract the natural density of the fruit.

It's bright, lively and spot on for a fresh example of McLaren Vale Grenache.

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2019 Vanguardist MVG Grenache

This beautiful example of McLaren Vale Grenache comes from a rugged old bush vines planted in Blewitt Springs almost 50 years ago.

A delicate handling in the winery by winemaker Michael Corbett has perfectly preserved the ethereal quality that these old vines produce. The epic aromatics, the glorious texture, the vivaciousness of this wine is something to behold.

This is the quintessential modern McLaren Vale Grenache. Gary Walsh of The Wine Front writes, "This is a superb wine... It’s bloody McLaren Vale G. Mascarello." in his mammoth 97 point review.

It's a stunning thing to drink and set to be one of the most sought-after Grenache releases in Australia this year.

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