Vintage time is when it all happens, the grapes are ripe and ready to be transformed into wine – and they won't be kept waiting. Nineteen hour days in the vineyard and winery become the norm, your equipment becomes your family, the wines your Mistress – especially when you come home covered in purple kisses from your grape friends.
Lifted and lightly floral with dried herbs and wild berries on the nose followed by cherries and darker fruits on the palate. Juicy acidity leaps around the mouth with light dusty tannins that are ripe and soft. Slightly fuller than the nose implies yet the acidity keeps it nice and playful.
Alpha Box & Dice were formed as a laboratory for viticultural exploration in 2008, as the team set up constructing a different wine style to represent every letter of the alphabet. Each member of the ‘Alphabet of Wine’ has its own unique personality that fulfils a different purpose – no two wines are created alike. AB&D wines are all linked by their environment and surrounding, being created holistically through minimal intervention, vegan-friendly methods. However, they are completely distinct in their flavour, appearance and orientation. In this way, AB&D wines are just like a (mostly) happy family. With a culture soaked in community, quality and a laissez-faire spirit, Alpha Box & Dice will continue to inspire, delight and surprise in everything they do… and they do a lot!
"Championing the integrity and overwhelming quality of South Australian fruit"
Alpha Box & Dice's vision: Wines without boundaries – regional, varietal or stylistic. Wines whose entire raison d’être is to be delicious and to express the minutia and complexity of site and vintage conditions. Wines that enchant; wines that delight you and leave you betwixt the rock and ripe grape. Through a series of random experiments in the field and adventures in vinous bricolage, these are our modest goals.
Each varietal comes from a single vineyard (from Barossa, Adelaide Hills and Langhorene Creek respectively) and was partially destemmed and wild fermented until dry. Each was then matured separately for 9 months in old Burgundy barriques before blending and ageing in tank for 6 months.
Goes well with tapas, fried things on bread, olives and charcuterie.
Touriga Nacional, Tempranillo, Carignan
McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, Adelaide Hills
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