According to QwineReviews: A fun wine with an intriguing label - exposing flavour and truth it reads. Dolcetto and Lagrein seeing no oak. Hello Saturday BBQ! A blend 95/5 only seeing stainless steel for six months. Get fresher. Whiffs of peppered steak, tilled black earth and juicy red berries, its soft through the mouth. There's good weight and the fruit fills out accordingly before dried herbs rise up late. A long peppery finish hangs and pleads for some meat to hold its hand. Sausages or steak or both plus a BBQ for the win. A wine you can easily chill to make it even more versatile during the warmer months.
Varieties: Dolcetto 95% Lagrein 5%
Region: Langhorne Creek
Foreign Correspondent is a hard hitting exploration of fruit character. Red berries zip around the mouth. They are enhanced by a sprinkling of herbs and spices. This is an uncompromising, elegant and sophisticated way to enjoy a relaxing glass of red that pairs with everything from fine food to fine company. Serve slightly chilled for maximum enjoyment.
The Dolcetto and Lagrein were picked early for maximum freshness. The two were then fermented for 24 hours at very low temperature before being taken off skins for a remarkable lightness of colour and tannin. No oak was used for this wine which was left in stainless steel for six months before cold stabilization and bottling.
We were forced to abandon this wine in 2017 due to poor growing conditions for Dolcetto. Perfect growing conditions have led us to be able to revisit our new friend with very pleasing results. This is more fruit driven than our 2016 offering and is delicious cold, but will retain the joy as it warms in your glass.
Released: August 2018
Optimum drinking: 2018-2020