2018 Rouleur MCG Mataro Cinsault Grenache McLaren Vale – The Rouleur philosophy is pretty simple. They source exceptional parcels of fruit from quality vineyards and growers to make wine that they, and hopefully you, like to drink. They tend to pick on the earlier side, seeking bright acid, freshness and lift without sacrificing flavour. Their aim is to capture terroir by not messing with the natural order too much, keeping winemaker inputs and additions to a minimum. Rouleur wines are handmade in small batches to deliver their take on the varieties and vineyards they work with. A delicious and personal perspective on each vintage year.
This Mataro Cinsault Grenache is a blend of fruit from 3 different vineyards and districts of the Vale. Mataro was sourced from Gary and Anthony Whaite’s Blewitt Springs vineyard (est 1975), whilst the Cinsault comes from one of D’Arenbergs organically farmed blocks on McLaren Flat, heading out toward the sea. The Grenache component comes from Stewart and Anne Gowers, who provide them with bush vine Grenache (circa 1964) positioned on the Sellicks Foothills side of McLaren Flat.
Each parcel of fruit was vinified separately and blended together at the end of maturation. Once blended, the wine was settled in tank for 1 month, lightly filtered and bottled in December 2018.
MCG shows lifted raspberry pip and boysonberry aromatics backed by ferrous bloody hints. There’s leather, anise-like spice sitting neatly under a fruitful but complex package. The palate is mid-weight, with bright acidity balanced by jube-like fruit and savoury tannins.
Single Price: $35.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $26.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $312.00