2018 Kin Field Red - SOLD OUT
The Kin label allows us to expand our winemaking knowledge while exploring new vineyard parcels and blends each year. Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro come together here, exhibiting vibrant purple fruit and exotic spice in a round and approachable style.
Estate grown and made
Certified organic and biodynamic fruit
45% Grenache, 45% Shiraz, 10% Mataro
180 cases and 100 magnums produced
"Not surprisingly, the hero varieties out in this Greenock district vineyard are grenache, shiraz and Mataro, here in a 45:45:10 blend harvested from a range of older and newer plantings across several quite different ground profiles. The Alkina team work intensely on separating small vineyard sections according to their geologies – this was the first vintage they made such intricate divisions, picked and vinified individually, fermented with an average of 40% whole bunch by indigenous yeast then matured in a mix of concrete and oak vessels. Fragrant, vibrant and juicy with tasteful fringe benefits like a streak of salt-cured meat and gastronomic faint orange amaro bitters, finishing with a touch of subtle chalkiness. Delicious."
Tony Love, winepilot.com - 94pts