2017 Basket Range Winery ‘Backstroke’

2017 Basket Range Winery ‘Backstroke’

Regular price $30

Region: Basket Range < Adelaide Hills < Australia

Grapes: Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Biodynamic farming; half of the ferment was whole bunch and it settled on skins for a week before pressing gently, no punchdowns; bottled unfined/unfiltered with no added So2

Winemaker: Sholto Broderick

Another wine from Sholto and Louis Broderick, the latest generation of Basket Range Wine, comes an eccentric but super delicious red blend.  This is an unorthodox marriage of Cabernet and Pinot Noir – I mean, coupling these two varieties, which are almost polar opposites, is crazy right?  Yes, crazy delicious, in Sholto’s hands, it turns out. Light bodied and fresh, with spicy red fruit and a touch of eucalyptus, you could easily down a slightly chilled bottle of this crazy Aussie...