The Empty Quarter, Dune (75cl)
Grapes: Syrah, Mourvedre, Montepulciano, Grenach
Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Tasting notes/pairing options: Aromas of dark cherry, cocoa and dried flowers are followed by notes of aniseed spice. The palate shows red and black fruits, hints of graphite and Turkish Delight. The mouthfeel is soft with very fine tannins, bright acidity and a persistent finish.
Uncertified organic, suitable for vegans and vegetarians
The vineyard/the winemaking:
Dune mainly source their grapes from vineyards in Blewitt Springs, a sub-region of McLaren Vale. A majority of the fruit for The Empty Quarter comes from the Desert Sands vineyard, with some coming from the Willunga vineyard. The vines are planted on deep sandy soils over yellow clay and are situated 15km from the ocean and 5km from the Willlunga Range. The Shiraz, Mouvedre and Grenache are destemmed and co-fermented. Following fermentation, some Montepulciano is added to provide aromatic lift.