2020 Old Quarter
An elegant, perfumed blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro from the Old Quarter of the Alkina vineyard, planted in the 1950s. This is a pure expression of the character of the site that we arrived at by splitting it into its constituent geological parts before blending to find beauty, character and harmony.
Estate grown and made
Certified organic and biodynamic fruit
60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 20% Mataro
150 cases and 100 magnums produced
“The old quarter is your classic blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro drawn from numerous blocks planted in the 1950s which are certified organic and biodynamic. It’s a hearty and savoury example of the blend which shows a beautifully perfumed start with its bright garnet red colour followed by fragrant dark cherry, red liquorice and exotic spice aromas, oak sitting gently in the background. The palate is then bone dry, and fleshy, and takes a distinctly savoury turn into tobacco and dusty, baked earth flavours over brooding mulberry fruits well supported by ripe, well managed tannins. There is an attractive rusticity to the finish too which only adds to its drinkability. Enjoy with pink lamb backstraps.”
93pts, Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot