Allevare Gippsland Red Fiend Blend 2022
$ 48.00 incl. GST
From the alluvial soils of Xavier Goodridge’s Maffra vineyard. A genuine co-fermented field blend, 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Shiraz. Gently worked with rack and returns to polymerise tannins (Bordeaux vibes) and build mid palate, and raised in two seasoned French puncheons.
A tasty, savoury claret-style with some fine tannic and earthy grit. Floral and aromatic, almost Pinot weighted, it’s dusty and musky with a spectrum of plummy fruits, graphite, red bell pepper and cherry and a light-medium bodied structure, a finer, more detailed and more Euro expression than the common paradigm of Ozzie Cab Shiraz.
A fun PS – one row of the vineyard was struck by lightning, though it was far enough from fruit-set that there was no adverse effect to the grapes. Electrically charged wine, literally.