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Alpha Box & Dice ‘Dead Winemaker’s Society’ Dolcetto 2018, McLaren Vale

Alpha Box & Dice ‘Dead Winemaker’s Society’ Dolcetto 2018, McLaren Vale

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Dead Winemakers Society is a homage to those visionary individuals that carved their path in the wine industry before us. They were the crazy ones; the wildeyed wine poets that had a deep respect for both the land they farmed and the process of guiding the fruit to bottle in the most thoughtful and composed manner possible

With a sweetly decomposing autumnal underbrush nose, this impressive Australian red wine leads into a palate of ripe bitter cherries with a gently leafy tannic spine.

Another deliciously more-ish Italianette varietal from Alpha Box & Dice best served at (drumroll…) tomb temperature.

The 100% dolcetto grapes are hand picked off two vineyards in Kuitpo, Adelaide Hills: Christmas Hill and Yacca Paddock. Light red clay soils builds pretty, light aromatics and gentle tannin stucture. The grapes are de-stemmed and then undergo whole berry wild fermentation on skins until dry.

The wine is matured for 18 months on lees in old Burgundy barriques.

Alpha Dice & Box

A modern, cutting-edge collection of wines - just look at the labels - from the passionate and slightly bonkers trio of Dylan and Justin Fairweather and winemaker Sam Berketa. AB&D was founded in McLaren Vale in 2008 and is unconventional in its approach; there are no ‘regional, varietal or stylistic’ boundaries, just great wines from great fruit.

The plan is to craft a different wine for every letter of the alphabet - from Apostle (Shiraz-Durif blend) to Zaptung (crown-capped Prosecco). Each wine is unique and has a story and eye-catching label to go with it. A fab collection of wines that a causing quite a buzz in the wine scene.

Quick Information

Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 12.7%%
Current Stock: 1
BIN: BTL-0206
Style: Red
Vegan: Yes
Vegetarian: Yes
UPC: 9342955002335

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Australia

In 1873 French judges, tasting blind, praised wines from Australia, but withdrew when the provenance was revealed, saying that wines of that quality must clearly be French. Vines have been grown successfully in Australia since the 1820s as European settlers realised that the Mediterranean climate was ideal for viticulture.