Youthful, energetic and spicy. Deep, vibrant purple-red in the glass; abundant dark blackberry, plum, and black cherry on the nose. Medium-bodied, with luscious dark fruits, chocolate amaro, and a persistent pink pepper, clove and eucalyptus finish. Supple, velvety tannins and live-wire acidity are balanced well - an absolute pleasure to drink!
Terroir Project is a new project of single-vineyard wines showcasing unique terroirs from around Australia. It's a new project brought to life by winemaker Lauren Langfield, who also works as Chief Winemaker for Orbis Wines in McLaren Vale. The wines are incredible translations of vineyard site and soil, and for the technically minded among us, the back labels offer all of the following information on each wine too.
Vineyard: Paxton Vineyard
Region: McLaren Vale
Terroir: Clay loam over deep black sand (pictured on label, zoomed in)
Farming: Certified Biodynamic and Organic
Vine age: 30 years
Winemaker: Lauren Langfield
Vinification: Hand harvested, destemmed, wild ferment, matured in aged French oak
Fining: None (vegan)
Sulphites: Minimal added
Alcohol: 14% alc/vol