Grapes: CINSAULT + MALVASIA
Region: McLaren Vale + Riverland
Country: Loxton + Erawirung
Infused. Vibrant. Negroni vibes.
Damn delicious, light-red-ish thing from the caverns of Samuel J Smith's 'Beast' project.
A good bunch of CINSAULT was taken from Sellick's Hill, over by Sammy's old perch. The fruit was spliced in technique across multiple picks then laced with MALVASIA skins, from up in the Riverland. A portion of MALVASIA juice was kept pristine in tank, then added back to seesaw the entire flavour spectrum. The result is some kind of lifted pinkish, red berry-infused elixir with a negroni-like profile.
Just the usual cacophony of winemaking fandango from Samuel J Smith.
Thank you, Sir! Make more next time.