Here's a little surprise packet from the Hunter. Grenache and Nebbiolo are certainly not common in the region, and whilst more Barbera is being put in the dirt, the chances of seeing such a blend is minimal. But hey, this works!
The fruit here is a field blend and co-fermented which is another bold move - kudos for creativity.
Plum compote, briar, handbag leather, prunes, a gentle spice rub finished off with dusty tannins. All I can think about is a long lunch with tapas and chunks of meat.
Drink now for the next eight years.
Region: Hunter Valley RRP: $28 Source: Cellar Door tasting