THE RUDE MECHANICALS... a roughly-hewn and hybrid bunch of hapless hams whose play-within-a-play lives as a list within our list, not necessarily to be repeated but purely to express some individual urge, an itch scratched, a plan made flesh, an idea finally hatched, some sudden rush of blood, just something fresh. Every year Boutinot challenges some of our best producers to make something they might not usually make - something fun, different, exciting and a treat to drink.
This wine is made from grapes grown in the Vine Vale region of the Barossa Valley, South Australia, where the deep alluvial soil on an old family block of 43 year old Frontignac vines marries with 35 year old Gewürztraminer vines. The grapes were picked relatively young to retain freshness of each individual aromatic characteristics and charm.
Rudely frothy from the first pour, the old vine Frontignac's sweet globes are firmed up with a poke of crisply priapic Gewurz and the pair quickened with gently beading bubbles that rise with flavours of honey and a gentle lick of nectar. Succulent rather than sweet and friskier than a pre-coital hummingbird tonguing hibiscus, this delicious wine finishes more-ishly, addictively, dangerously and toyingly sweet.