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Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenachetext
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15¾/20

Alpha Box & Dice Tarot Grenache 2015

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaThe late-ripening grenache soaks up the McLaren Vale sun, expressing it in Tarot through concentrated cinnamon-cherry compote, ripe tayberries and raspberry jam, with an earthy, savoury currant underneath. The generous palate is cushioned with soft, plush tannins and is seasoned with ample pink peppercorns. Partial whole bunch, this undergoes a short maceration and ferment before time in stainless, keeping the tannins low and fruit youthful and bright. A rush of medicinal raspberry and heat on the finish requires food to tame. I recommend rabbit or pigeon.Tasted: 10 January 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 24.99 private wine shops Producer: Viottolo PtyDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Grenache Noir/GarnachaCSPC: 532622UPC: 9342955000157