2017
Misfit Wine Co.
'Cycle Buff Beauty'
South Australia

2017
Misfit Wine Co.
'Cycle Buff Beauty'
South Australia

This is a classic blend…hah. Really nothing classic about the blend. A Rhône varietal and a Bordeaux varietal? Certainly. It wasn’t that long ago that Syrah (Hermitage) was sneaking itself into Bordeaux as the Bordelaise had a love affinity for Syrah. Swap a few barrels and accidently do some blending! Fast forward to modern day Australia though and you have scantily clad ladies running away from a crazed biker gang. Malbec and Shiraz is just the beginning of the madness. The story on the back label does much better justice.

It is a taut, medium-bodied red inspired by Wendouree. It delivers bright cherry fruit, supple tannins and a crisp, mouthwatering finish. No, it's not Wendouree, but it's a fun red wine that sells for a song.

  • Region: South Australia
  • Varietal: 90% Shiraz - 10% Malbec
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Vineyard: Shiraz (two sites in McLaren Vale & one in Clare Valley) - Malbec (single vineyard in Clare Valley)
  • Vine Age: Varied: Averages 20-years-old
  • Yield: Averages 3.3 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: 10 months in French barrique (20% new)
  • Oak: 10 months in French barrique (20% new)
  • Production: 2,500 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 »

MISFIT WINE CO.

CLARE VALLEY

Like a 32 waist in a fat man store, Misfit Wine Co. doesn't seem to fit in. At the heart of this outfit are 3 unexpected wine souls, all about the produce, not about conforming to the current ideology of the 'wine selling set.' Chris Columbus wanna-be's are in business; Misfits is a part of a whole new winemaking culture ready to be discovered. Misfits Productions rejects convention, doing whatever it takes to make the best product possible. Learn More »

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