$25.00 Cellar Door
With the ever-increasing globalisation of the wine industry, we, like you, could be forgiven for thinking we were all just pawns in the big wine com-pany game. The release of the Pawn is a manifestation of our resolve to amend this situation by releasing wines hand crafted from small parcels of premium fruit from our Adelaide Hills Vineyards.
Dry, complex and layered – this wine is multi-faceted with cherry and cranberry fruit, leather and mineral notes, light tannin, and a long complex finish. Spice and violets enhance aromas of cherry-cola and raspberry.
All fruit was sourced from the southern Adelaide Hills and was fermented in open top fermenters allowing maximum extraction of colour and fla-vour. Partial whole berry fermentation on the Piccolo clone, allows for greater complexity. The wine was matured in old American barriques for 9 months prior to bottling.
An Italian word for “a trip up” The Gambit occurs in chess when the first player voluntarily sacrifices a pawn or piece in the opening for positional or developmental advantage.
This wine is enjoyable now, but has the structure to flower into a classic over the next 4 to 6 years.
|Goes best with||
pizza and a DVD on a Friday night, a bowl of tomato based pasta with the in-laws, cheese and crackers and is also soft enough to be wolfed down by its self.
April 6th 2013, 5am
Macclesfield, Adelaide Hills, South Australia,
Brunello, Piccolo & Mat Clones