2016
Some Young Punks
'Passion Has Red Lips'
South Australia

2016
Some Young Punks
'Passion Has Red Lips'
South Australia

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 eight sites in McLaren Vale, this is a ‘classic’ South Australia blend for sure. The juice spent between 6 and 15 days on skins before being pressed to neutral French barriques (15%) and stainless steel (85%) for fermentation, malo 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: Clare Valley
  • Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon - 50% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vineyard: 8 Sites in McLaren Vale
  • Vine Age: Between 10-28 years old
  • Soil Type: Variable: black cracking clays to grey sandy loam
  • TA: 7.03 g/l
  • pH: 3.50
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Oak: 11 months: 85% Stainless Steel - 15% Neutral French Barrique
  • Production: 5,140 cases
Winery & Regional Information
CLARE VALLEY

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

CLARE VALLEY

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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