Shiraz/Grenache blend * 75cl * 14% ABV * Barossa Valley, Australia
A fruit-forward blend of Shiraz (65%) and Grenache (35%) aged in new and older French and American oak. This creates a spicy, medium-bodied wine with heaps of berry fruit and just a hint of vanilla oakiness.
This wine comes from the Magpie Estate in Australia's Barossa Valley. It's 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 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 (Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah/Shiraz) and to have a good laugh along the way, the pair create a range of superbly crafted varietals and blends that collectively represent the many personalities and expressions of these three noble varieties in the Barossa. The Russ Meyer cult films have provided the inspiration behind many of the quirky wine names!
Best drinking over the next 3-4 years with a juicy steak or rich tomato-heavy pizza.