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Alpha Box & Dice ‘Tarot’ Grenache, Mclaren Vale 2017

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Alpha Box & Dice

Fear not, children of the grape, the Death Card heralds a transformation into a new state or regeneration and in this particular case, refers to a poorly farmed plot of Grenache which was brought back to life by the Alpha Box & Dice crew. 'Let the changes sweep over you, like the blade cuts away dead wood to allow fresh fruit to spring forth'.

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A modern, cutting-edge collection of wines - just look at the labels - from the passionate and slightly bonkers trio of...

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Production

Grapes are picked from the Reedy Creek Vineyard in Whites Valley, a 100% McLaren Vale region with red clay soil that gives the wine a pretty perfume and delicate tannins. Through 10% whole bunch fermentation and two weeks on skins, with six months maturation in 100% stainless steel with weekly lees stirring, the energy and nerve of the wine is retained and a sense of varietal chiaroscuro is apparent. The contrast between light and dark, detailed and enchanting.

Tasting notes

Very pure, bright and primary Grenache in an oh so contemporary Australian way. This also shares deep milk chocolate and raspberry fruit but remains imminently smashable in spite of its ABV. Chill slightly, seek out the largest glass in the house and quaff indefinitely.

Food match

Ratatouille, rare beef & roadkill.

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