Style: Red Wine
Region: McLaren Vale
Pairings: This wine is 'natty' 100% with uber dark blackberry brambly finish. I loved getting to know it's funky vibes. It took me a minute to understand it. I really wanted to drink this wine with a simple summer hot dog to be honest.
Producer Profile: 100% Shiraz over complex (Alluvial Gravel & Sand / Sandy Ironstone) soil from McLaren Vale, Australia. 45 year+ old vines. Aussie Shiraz is frequently trying to push against the Parker-era prize winning wines that put Australia on the map: soupy, jammy, 16% alcohol. James Erskine's Archie Shiraz comes from a biodynamic vineyard in the McLaren Vale and is a breath of blackberry fresh air: the fruit is lithe and salty, with a brambly herbal side underneath. Eucalyptus and kaffir lime at the finish give you an Aussie kiss goodbye. No oak, no fining or filtration, no SO2.