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Alpha Box & Dice ‘Mistress’ Tempranillo

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A modern, cutting-edge collection of wines - just look at the labels - from the passionate and slightly bonkers trio of Dylan and Justin Fairweather and winemaker Sam Berketa. AB&D was founded in McLaren Vale in 2008 and is unconventional in its approach; there are no ‘regional, varietal or stylistic’ boundaries, just great wines from great fruit.

The plan is to craft a different wine for every letter of the alphabet - from Apostle (Shiraz-Durif blend) to Zaptung (crown-capped Prosecco). Each wine is unique and has a story and eye-catching label to go with it. A fab collection of wines that a causing quite a buzz in the wine scene.

Vintage time is when it all happens, the grapes are ripe and ready to be transformed into wine – and they won't be kept waiting. Nineteen hour days in the vineyard and winery become the norm, your equipment becomes your family, the wines your Mistress – especially when you come home covered in purple kisses from your grape friends.

Grapes

Tempranillo,

Production

Grapes were partially destemmed and wild fermented until dry. Matured for 9 months in old Burgundy barriques before blending and ageing in tank for 6 months.

Tasting Notes

Lifted and lightly floral with dried herbs and wild berries on the nose followed by cherries and darker fruits on the palate. Juicy acidity leaps around the mouth with light dusty tannins that are ripe and soft. Slightly fuller than the nose implies yet the acidity keeps it nice and playful.

Drink with Tapas. Fried things on bread. Olives and charcuterie.

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