14.50% | AUSTRALIA

Very pure, bright and primary Grenache in an oh so contemporary Australian way. This also shares deep milk chocolate and raspberry fruit but remains imminently smashable in spite of its...
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Very pure, bright and primary Grenache in an oh so contemporary Australian way. This also shares deep milk chocolate and raspberry fruit but remains imminently smashable in spite of its ABV. Chill slightly, seek out the largest glass in the house and quaff indefinitely.

Fear not, children of the grape, the Death Card heralds a transformation into a new state or regeneration and in this particular case, refers to a poorly farmed plot of Grenache which was brought back to life by the Alpha Box & Dice crew.

The colour of rosey red cheeks, the nose entices you in with aromas of strawberries and cream, red fruits and savoury spices. Ganey and juicy, it's upfront and really easy!

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.

Old notes? A sweet red fruit nose including damsons and hot strawberries, with fresh damson and strawberry jelly on the palate. The wine has balanced acidity, with a silky mouthfeel, sweet spices and an uplifted finish.

Grapes are picked from the Reedy Creek Vineyard in Whites Valley, a 100% McLaren Vale region with red clay soil that gives the wine a pretty perfume and delicate tannins. Through 10% whole bunch fermentation and two weeks on skins, with six months maturation in 100% stainless steel with weekly lees stirring, the energy and nerve of the wine is retained and a sense of varietal chiaroscuro is apparent. The contrast between light and dark, detailed and enchanting.

Food Recommendations: Pretty much anything.

Key Facts

Size
75cl
Grapes
Grenache/Garnacha
Country
Australia
Region
McLaren Vale
Vintage
2016
ABV %
14.50%
Organic
Unknown
Vegan
Yes

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