Some Young Punks
'Passion Has Red Lips'
The image on the label is directly from a classic pulp fiction novel entitled ‘Sin on Wheels.’ This might as well be ‘Sin in Glass.’ It’s real simple. Three easy steps to unadulterated pleasure. Turn. Splash. Savor. Unfiltered confessions flow with each sip of this passionate glowing red. Sourced from nine sites in McLaren Vale, this is a ‘classic’ South Australia blend for sure.
2014 was a warm (read hot) final stretch to the growing season marked by quite a bit of pre-harvest rain that scared the bejesus out of farmers and winemakers alike. In typical Aussie fashion lots of beers and waiting were followed by the absolute perfect end to the vintage with moderate temps and dry light winds. The result was a ripe vintage with high natural acid...disaster was avoided of high heat and tons of rain and good things came to those who waited.
Following the style of the 2013, the '14 has even less oak and bright, fruitful flavors and acidity. The juice spent between 6 and 35 days on skins before being pressed to neutral French barriques (20%) and stainless steel (80%) for fermentation and maturation.
Bright purple. Assertive aromas of raspberry liqueur, potpourri and peppery spices are complemented by a suave floral quality. Smooth, sweet and seamless, offering vibrant red fruit and floral pastille flavors that take a darker turn to blackberry with air. Finishes sweet and long, with harmonious tannins and a hint of candied flowers.
- Region: Adelaide Zone
- Varietal: 70% Shiraz - 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage: 2014
- Vineyard: 8 sites in McLaren Vale
- Vine Age: 10 to 27 years old
- Yield: Average 3 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Highly Variable - Black Cracking Clays to Gray Sandy Loam
- TA: 6.4 g/L
- pH: 3.49
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- Oak: 11 months: 80% Stainless Steel - 20% Neutral French Barrique
- Production: 6,800 cases
With a continuous history of winemaking dating back to 1852, the stone buildings and wineries of the Clare Valley add to the region's striking and varied beauty. It is a high quality producer of long-lived, intensely flavoured and strongly structured table wines, virtually all of which are made in limited quantities. Learn More »
SOME YOUNG PUNKS
Some Young Punks epitomize the best of New Australia. The punks consist of Col McBryde (Guinness Book of World Record holder for most tattoos while holding multiple Ph.D's and voted Australia's Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke (Self proclaimed number one fan of Culture Club - google Nic Bourke and look at the pic in drag - and winemaker extraordinaire). Like most amongst the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren't moved by porty Shiraz and seeks instead a sense of place and restraint the wines... Learn More »
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