From Latin root. Obscure, unknown. A blend we made from 2011 to 2013. A decade on we're bringing the blend back.
Did we just hack those light red feels from another red grape starting with P?
Driven by red berry, fruit tingle, this is a beautifully lifted perfume that pinches the best of its component parts.
We see boysenberry, violet and just a hint of white pepper.
On the palate this quarter feels more like a symphony. Red liquorice and red berry fruits open. Increasing fruit driven complexity unwinds through the mid palate, backed by tensely balanced tannin and acid structure.
And to finish, this light to medium style tightens and fires the tastebuds leaving you salivating for more.
25% Touriga Nacional
49% Langhorne Creek
25% Adelaide Hills
Blends such as these are the place where the winemaker can really flex their creative muscle.
Each of the four blend components was made as a discreet wine first. Nurtured to enhance the potential of each variety, through differing techniques. Grenache and Montepulciano (for example) are such different beasts and require very different handling.
So significant time and effort were required there, but that just sets it up for the magic that took place in barrel selections and on the tasting bench.
Painstaking review, 1% changes and comparisons got us here. Enjoy.