2017 Ulterior Mazuelo Parcela No.4 Organic, Bodegas Verum
Cherry red with medium dark red rim, bright. it is complex with good intensity with earthy memories, roots and subtle mineral touch. It is balsamic and evokes memories of aromatic herbs, all in the context of red fruits and plum.. The herbs bring freshness and a subtle memory of black liquorice, balsamic. On the palate it shows an excellent acidity and balance with mature red fruits. A persistent rounded fresh wine. In the aftertaste it is persistent with remarkable strawberry character. Mazuelo - 100%
The Rancho Zabaco Heritage vines Zinfandel bursts with flavour. On the palate, this Zin offers juicy notes of blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry. Subtle hints of pepper round out the taste of this big and bold zinfandel. Grapes for this wine are selected from premier Zinfandel growing areas in Sonoma County, including Dry Creek Valley. In these AVAs, warm temperatures and unique soils create ideal conditions to grow intensely flavoured Zinfandel grapes. The 2013 growing season began early in Sonoma County, with consistent warm, dry weather leading the way to an early harvest. The steady conditions resulted in excellent colour and flavour intensity. Zinfandel - 94%, Petite Sirah - 6%
The 2013 Derelict Vineyard is simply a delicious drink, a fine example of the resurgence in popularity of McLaren Vale Grenache. The nose and palate are brimming with sweet, pure fruits. Stewed rhubarb, fresh blueberry and raspberry. A faint whiff of spice and an ever so mild earthiness add complexity. Generous and juicy at first then tied together with a fine gritty tannin that adds length, savouriness and minerality. Grenache - 100%
Tasting Note: This wine is a delightful ruby colour whih develops hints of orange on the rim with maturity. The nose has an ethereal bouquet and distinctive aromas of cocoa and leather. On the palate, it has a pleasant enveloping structure with the typical rich and warm black fruit notes well combined with the typical French oak aromas.
Negroamaro -95%, Malvasia Nera -5%