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The Alter of the Alternative

It’s sometimes fun to step aside from the wash of focused fruit and firm tannins Cab offers and the straight up fruit punch of Shiraz (yeah, we know, we’re generalising) and enjoy something a little more nuanced. So here’s an opportunity to have a crack at a coupla' Grenache and a GSM, a wild and delicious blend of Temp Shiraz (cough), Sang and Monty, Lloyd Brother's super smooth blend of McLaren Vale Sangio, Grenache, Temp, Mourvèdre, Touriga and Nero and a beautiful air dried Italian red made from Corvina, Rondinella and Merlot.
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    2 x Ca'Botta Rubicondo 2019 (RRP $55.00)
    Valpollicella DOC, Italy
    92pts Luca Maroni, 90pts Wine Pilot
    Black, rich, concentrated and savoury, this wine is made from 14-day air dried, traditional regional grapes Corvina and Rondinella softened by Merlot. It offers black fruits, spice and cedar. The fruit sweetness is excellent and well balanced by savory touches. An absolute bargain.
    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.
    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
    2 x Gold Medals, 94pts James Sucking, 93pts James Halliday
    A beautifully soft, savoury and complex red. Lots of red and black fruits, chocolate, plums, herbs, cloves and fine tannins. A lovely ‘welcome home’ glass which goes very nicely with dinner too.
    McLaren Vale, SA
    A juicy McLaren Vale blend of mediterranean varieties. Soft, juicy and savoury, with spice, red and black fruits and super fine tannins to finish.
    Adelaide Hills, SA
    Gold Medal
    Everything about this wine screams fun! The body is sumptuous, with its blend of Tempranillo, Sangiovese, Shiraz and some Montepulciano for good measure, the palate is all sorts of intriguing with cherries, spice, sarsaparilla and red currants. A lot like chatting to the most interesting person at the party, it leaves you feeling all the better for having had the experience.
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