Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie Of The Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 201875cl
Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie Of The Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018
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Menagerie Of The Barossa comes from an old vine Barossa vineyard. These ancient, gnarled vines, many over a hundred years of age, are not only surviving but thriving on their own roots in some of the oldest soils on the planet.
Menagerie Of The Barossa is ready to drink immediately but it will also reward cellaring and decanting.
Description of Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie Of The Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018
Dandelion Vineyards Menagerie Of The Barossa Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2018 (Grenache and Shiraz)
- Nose: Grenache on show aromatically; very grown-up grenache thanks to the shiraz and mataro components which bring a more rustic and savoury perfume. Plums, earth, rose petals crushed in the hand - heightened.
- Palate: There is tension immediately, a clean and long red wine, rounded and rolling tannins taking over the mid to back palate This is NOT a lumpish red wine: there is generosity and oomph, but no heavy-handedness. The complexity of aroma with the dipping and diving fruit flavour of red berry compote, green herbs, spice, pepper and fine shavings of dark chocolate make for a playful seriousness.
APPELLATION: McLaren Vale
VINEYARD: Dandelion Vineyards
GRAPES: Grenache, Shiraz,
PREPARATION AND AGEING: After handpicking selected bunches of the Menagerie field blend in mid-March, winemaker Elena Brooks let the whole bunches ferment together in open-top fermenters with ambient yeasts and hand plunging for 14 days, before basket pressing into old French Oak barriques, to then mature for a further 12 months in the same oak before bottling without fining or filtration to capture the essence of Menagerie of the Barossa.
PAIRING: Grilled chicken marinated in black pepper or a powerful and long-cooked ratatouille