2016
Some Young Punks
'Naked on Roller Skates'
South Australia

2016
Some Young Punks 
'Naked on Roller Skates'
South Australia

There is a type of person for who neither hillsides nor nudity are enough - a type of person who needs rollerskates to enjoy these simple pleasures. Are you this type of person? Enjoy it fast and feisty with the wind through your everywhere. 750mls of thrills await! This is an uber-serious wine coming from two distinct sites. The Shiraz from a dense red clay infested vineyard that has some rather gnarly vines. The yields are kept low and the quality is kept quite high. The Mataro from a light, free-draining site in the lower reaches of the Vale.

Inky purple. Brooding aromas of cassis, licorice and cocoa powder are lifted by a floral nuance. Fat, sweet and seamless, offering pliant dark fruit liqueur flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Finishes with smooth building tannins and very good length.

  • Region: McLaren Vale
  • Varietal: 85% Shiraz - 15% Mataro
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Vine Age: Between 10-22 years old
  • Yield: 3.4 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Black Cracking Clay & Grey Sandy Loam
  • TA: 6.5 g/l
  • pH: 3.56
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Oak: 73% Stainless Steel – 17%, 10 months in neutral French barrique
  • Production: 3,855 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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