McGuigan Wines The Plan Red Blend 2018
McGuigan Wines are innovative and of high quality; varietally true with a distinct sense of place. With roots in the Hunter Valley dating back to 1880, McGuigan Wines sources grapes from top quality vineyards all over South East Australia, including McLaren Vale, Langhorne Creek, and Barossa Valley. This multi-regional sourcing results in the best possible wine, giving our winemakers an enviable level of control over the style, quality and value, resulting in wines that champion Australian originality.
South Australia is the historic heart of Australian wine, a great wine capital of the world, and home to some of the most famous regions. It produces more than 80% of Australia’s premium wine from some of the oldest vines in the world. There is an abundance of varieties and wide spectrum of styles to explore. From the rogue to refined, discover Australian wines that are far from ordinary.
With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.