Elusive and fiercely independent Black Sheep wines that will not be pinned down. The Dark Arts is a range of wines from varieties that are not meant to go together, but work! They refuse to be part of the status quo; they are wine as art. Made off the grid in an unconventional style that is all about varietals in quirky combos.
In a Three Card Monte, as hard as the mark tries to choose a winning card from three, the dealer always wins. We have turned this on its head by using only winning cards, so that the real trick is not which but how well all three go together. A neat trick where everyone is a winner.
Australia has always excelled in creating red blends – merging classic European varieties in un-thought of ways to create unthinkably good new combinations. Cabernet and Shiraz are one such classic collision; Bordeaux meets the Rhone. It’s only Australian to add a slab of Abruzzo too.
BOUQUET AND PALATE
A meaty/spicy mix of Christmas cake and charcuterie. A collision of violets, cranberries, baking spices, and mulberry. A clean acid line keeps everything together; complex, crunchy, and deliciously alive in the glass.
BLEND 44% Shiraz 41% Cabernet 15% Montepulciano
COLOUR Vibrant purplish hues
DRINK Now to 10 years.
FOOD MATCH Go big and meaty. An Argentinian barbeque perhaps...
HARVEST DATE 15th February - 4th March 2016
BOTTLING DATE 5th December 2017