Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache, McLaren Vale, Australia 2019 (750ml)
The late-ripening grenache soaks up the McLaren Vale sun, expressing it in Tarot through concentrated cinnamon-cherry compote, ripe tayberries and raspberry jam, with an earthy, savoury currant underneath. The generous palate is cushioned with soft, plush tannins and is seasoned with ample pink peppercorns. Partial whole bunch, this undergoes a short maceration and ferment before time in stainless, keeping the tannins low and fruit youthful and bright.
ABOUT THE WINE
The Tarot Grenache really embodies what it is that makes Grenache great: lively acidity, low tannin extraction and drinkability first and foremost. Whole bunch fermentation was used on 40% of this wine, and the stems really aid in bringing out the best of Grenache's savoury and spicy nature, whilst the juiciness of carbonic maceration means this wine should satisfy everyone's thirsty palates. Aged in stainless to lock in freshness, enjoy this wine slightly lower than room temp to get the best out of it.Varietal: Grenache