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Alternative Dozen: Tempranillo, Grenache, Sangy & Durif!

It’s always nice to have something a bit different up your sleeve for those moments when you don’t feel like cracking a Shiraz or a Cab, times when something medium bodied with savouriness and spice working in conjunction with quality fruit is the go. These wines will pair with red meats but don’t need them, making your culinary options a bit broader. We’ve brought you 3 exceptional Grenache, one Sangiovese, a Durif and a blend of Temp, Sangiovese and Shiraz. We love ‘em and dare you to too.
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    Alternative Dozen: Tempranillo, Grenache, Sangy & Durif!
    Wines In This Pack
    McLaren Vale, SA
    95pts Sam Kim, 95pts Kim Brebach, 92pts James Halliday
    Durif is the genetic offspring of Shiraz and Pelourisin. It’s rare and we love it here at WD. It is drought tolerant and retains acidity and bright fruit even when very ripe. Handled well it makes fruit-dense yet lively wines with an inky core and a strong spine of acidity. Winemakers use phrases like ‘Shiraz on steroids' and ‘akin to drinking fountain pen ink’ to describe it. This Curtis edition is a little more elegant than most and packs, plums, blackberries, black cherries, black olive, vanilla, cedar, and more into a thyme spritzed package which is gorgeously sumptuous.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    95pts Sam Kim, 93pts Wine Pilot
    The Lienert’s have been farming in the Barossa for 150 years and decided to add some vines to their property about 20 years ago. The first fruit from 2004 and 2005 vintages went straight to the pool room, aka into Penfold’s St Henri. Funnily enough they then planted a lot more vines and introduced many more clonal variations of Shiraz and Grenache. This Grenache is a brilliant amalgam of fragrance and grunt, thanks to the careful clonal selection and extensive blending trials undertaken before settling on the final ‘just right blend’. Whilst called Sieben Klon (Seven Clones) the Grenache actually includes 8 separate clones... as follows. BVRC38 – This is one of the nursery clones and has proved to be a great backbone, a bit of a goldilocks, Just right. Lovely red fruits, balance, mid weight and acidity. Simple and clean, not overly complex but blends well with everything... 30% of this clone was whole bunch fermented. Vine Vale Ancestor 1854 – This one is a bit more beastly, darker fruit spectrum and fuller richer palate, still plenty of subtlety but with some beautiful earthen tones. McLaren Vale High Sands – Without picking favourites this one is a beauty, lifted aromatics, mid weight, fine tannins, complex and saline edge, ocean mist. Ethereal Greenock Moppa Selection – Cuttings were taken from the Moppa foothills behind the town of Greenock. This clone is quite unique in its structure as well as noticeably darker colour than most, while still retaining a vibrant fruit character. Ebenezer Selection –This clone is elegant and complex, with a finely tuned tannin profile and lifted red fruit. Langhorne Creek Selection– This clone retains wonderful acidity and has a piercing fruit and aromatic profile, the odd one out as picked much earlier ~1.5-2 weeks before the others. Krondorf Selection– High end lifted fragrance and bouncy jubey fruit, as well as an underlying savouriness which rounds out the palate nicely.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    95pts Sam Kim, 90pts The Wine Front
    Old vine Gomersal Grenache here, offering red and black fruit, sage, and cuddly quaffability. Finishes with fine tannins.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    93pts Sam Kim, 91pts Wine Pilot
    A beautifully fragrant Grenache packed to the gunnels with bright and delicious red fruits, spice and lip tingling acidity. Awesome with a range of savoury dishes, especially crispy pork.
    Barossa Valley, SA
    93pts Sam Kim
    Complex, mid-weight, bright and slurpable is the headline here. The story is even juicier, as perfume, morello cherries and spice from the Temp cohabit with the high strung acidity and savoury notes of Sangio and are gently warmed by the hands of ripe Shiraz. Yep, it’s a throuple, but a very tasteful, and tasty one at that.
    Fleurieu Peninsula, SA
    92pts Wine Showcase Magazine
    A clean, crunchy, and delicious Sangiovese sporting red fruits, black tea, cherries, floral aromatics, and a long, fine tannin finish.
    Durif: A Warm Climate Variety with Legs

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    Durif: A Warm Climate Variety with Legs

    Durif was originally something of a Rutherglen secret, with typically brilliant wines made ...
    Durif was originally something of a Rutherglen secret, with typically brilliant wines made by Morris, Stanton and Killeen, Campbells, Fairfield and others. Of late it has quickened its stride with plantings in the Barossa, Riverland and McLaren Vale. I love it and I reckon it’s got legs in the glass with it’s high alcohol and in the vineyard because of the stunning wines it so often produces. Durif is particularly well suited to warm climates as it is drought tolerant and seems to avoid shrivel, even in extreme conditions. It retains acidity and bright fruit even when very ripe, minimising the chance of dead or indistinct fruit finding i ... Read Full Article
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    Tempranillo

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    Tempranillo

    Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its ...
    Tempranillo is a variety of black grape widely grown to make full-bodied red wines in its native Spain. It is the main grape used in Rioja, and is often referred to as Spain's "noble grape". Its name is the diminutive of the Spanish temprano ("early"), a reference to the fact that it ripens several weeks earlier than most Spanish red grapes. In the last 100 years it has been planted in Mexico, New Zealand, South America, USA, South Africa, Australia, and Canada. In Australia Tempranillo is now grown in many Australian wine regions including McLaren Vale, the Adelaide Hills, Wrattonbully and in Western Australia. There are now over 200 Australian wine ... Read Full Article
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