This field blend of West Auckland Syrah and Merlot, was harvested and crushed together in to one tiny little fermenter. A soupçon of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec provides some tannin structure to this aromatic red wine. Hand picked, hand plunged, hand labelled - this wine is woven together with boysenberries, cherry and black doris plums.
For centuries, European farmers have made blended sacramental and everyday wine by harvesting and fermenting whichever grapes were planted in their fields. Though uncommon, the tradition of making field blends continues today in winemaking regions around the world. Renée has embraced this approach and it shows. I beige that field blends reach another level of complexity, balance, and elegance that is very difficult to reach in blended wines.
Another favourite by talented wine maker Renée Dale, this is an crowd pleaser, loved by everyone at the table and goes with a wide array of foods from a cheeky burger right up to slow cooked ribs.