2021 | Single Vineyard | McLaren Vale | Montepulciano
Only 650 Cases Produced
The Haselgrove ‘Alternative Series’ is a new and exciting range of super small batch wines, showcasing McLaren Vale’s Mediterranean climate and the emerging varieties that excel in the region. These wines are structural, textural and elegant, and are particularly well suited to food and wine pairing… Moorish as they are, we challenge you to stop at just one glass!
91 Points - Wine Showcase
Youthful, perfumed summer berries leap from the glass. Fresh blackberry and blueberry are complemented by hints of bay leaf and star anise.
Juicy and ripe dark red fruits abound. Black cherry, deep plum and mulberry meld effortlessly with crisp tannins and vibrant acidity. Don’t be afraid to chill me in summer.
Sourced from a single vineyard in the Tatachilla subregion of McLaren Vale. These relatively young vines are planted on a south-facing slope in 50 million-year-old calcareous siltstone overlying a bedrock of limestone. The vines were shoot and bunched thinned during the growing season to produce an even and consistent canopy and fruit distribution.
Hand-picked fruit with 10% whole bunches added to the bottom of the fermenter with the remainder destemmed with no crushing resulting in whole berries. Open fermented for 14 days and gently hand plunged twice a day. Pressed to seasoned oak and a 1,600L oak vat and matured for 8 months. No fining or acid additions and lightly filtered at bottling.
Region: McLaren Vale
Cellaring: Drink young and fresh
Harvest Dates: April 6th
Can not pronounce it, but have no trouble drinking it. Really it is the best red wine I have ever tasted, from some one who does not drink reds.