The Renegade combines three Spanish varieties of Grenache, Mataro, and Graciano, with the 2012 vintage delivering excellent conditions for these late ripening varieties.
This is a fruity number and a true expression of the Spanish varieties that thrive in the Barossa’s warm climate. In 2009, we were looking for a vibrant fruit-driven wine, and after hours of tasting at the blending table, we discovered a mix that brought together the brightness of Grenache, the power of Mataro and the X-factor of Graciano. This was a truly unique blend that stood out from the rest.
The 2013 vintage was a beauty, and offered some great growing and ripening conditions for the fruit. The Graciano variety is a recent addition to the Barossa Valley with less then a handful of small plantings. It's an exciting blend with a brightness and flare guaranteed to get the conversation going.
Hand Pump overs –Basket pressed – Hand plunged
Maturation – 8 months in 2nd and 3rd fill French Oak Hogshead and Barrique Barrels.
Cases Produced – 180
An aromatic and intriguing blend of Grenache, Mataro and Graciano, it has bright and lively aromas of spicy red fruits, raspberry and bubblegum. Fresh red current and cherry fruit, lively acidity, fine tannin and complex lingering spicy flavours give this wine immediate appeal and great compatibility with Indian and Asian cuisine.