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Smalltown Vineyards The Mixed Thing 2018

14.5% abv

Once the fermentation is down to about 4 beaumé the juice is pressed off the skins and then finishes fermentation, off skins in older oak. This makes a wine with less tannin. Blackberry, cherry, strawberry and cranberry on the nose, big and juicy on the palate with lovely ripe tannins and good acidity keeping the wine fresh. Not heavy and with lovely sweet fruits making it really quite easy drinking, it’s bright and lively and can take a light chill, a perfect barbecue red! Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Sourced from 30 year vines at the Nuriootpa viticulture nursery in the Barossa Valley, South Australia. Most grapes were picked on a fruit day. Wild yeast fermented and pressed off skins early to make this a really bright, crunchy, fresh style. The final blend is aged in a little older oak and then blended with 50% old vine Barossa Grenache. The blend consists of approx. Grenache (50%), Cinsault (15%), Cabernet Franc (10%), Malbec (8%), Merlot (7%), Riesling (5%), Carignan (3%) and Mataro (2%).

£12.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 12 remaining

This is a partnership between Barossa Valley winemaker, Rolf Binder and UK wine merchant, Noel Young. Established in 1993 when Mourvèdre and Grenache were largely forgotten varieties, these two Rhône-philes have adapted that great larrikin of the Australian sky - the magpie - as their mascot. Driven by the desire to highlight the Barossa Valley’s rich resources of Rhône Valley varieties and to have a good laugh along the way, Magpie Estate claims Mourvèdre, Grenache and Shiraz as its own. The pair create a range of superbly crafted varietals and blends, collectively representing the many personalities and expressions of these noble varieties in the Barossa.

Reference #:
5660
Strength
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Carignan/e (Mazuelo), Grenache (Garnacha/Cannonau), Mourvedre (Mataro / Monastrell)
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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