Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2016
Grenache grows well in McLaren Vale as the climate is similar to its Mediterranean origins, maintaining pH and acid levels. The grapes were hand-picked when the balance between acidity and sugar levels was just right.
Strawberries and cream on the nose, with notes of red fruits and savory spice. On the palate, aromas gamey, juicy aromas of Redskins confectionary, up front and easy.
Alpha Box & Dice is former Red Heads Studio's head winemaker Justin Lane's new winery. Justin is a bit of a legend among ‘garage’ wine makers for his passionately crafted wines and loveable rogue-vintner ways. After years of making other people’s bottles notorious, Lane’s newest incarnation has become an extension of his soul.
Wines without boundaries – regional, varietal or stylistic. Wines whose entire raison d’être is to be delicious and to express the minutia and complexity of site and vintage conditions. Wines that enchant; wines that delight you and leave you betwixt the rock and a ripe grape. Through a series of random experiments in the field and adventures in vinous bricolage, these are AB&D modest goals.
Known for opulent red wines with intense power and concentration, McLaren Vale is home to perhaps the most “classic” style of Australian Shiraz. Vinified on its own or in Rhône Blends, these hot-climate wines are deeply colored and high in extract with signature hints of dark chocolate and licorice. Cabernet Sauvignon is also produced in a similar style.