2021 I Dream the Tangerine
"The drought broke this year, but this doesn't mean it was smooth sailing for QLD growers. Unfortunately Coxy lost his entire Sangiovese crop to frost early in the season—another example of the brutal game we play year in, year out. Was this the end of our much loved Sangio Rose? We think not! We managed to source some fantastic fruit from our mates at Clovely Estate in the South Burnett to keep the Tangerine Dream alive. It looked prime on the vine and we decided to pick a little earlier than most to retain the bright acidity it was showing, so that we could keep somewhat inline with what we'd usually produce from Coxys vineyard on the Granite Belt.
It's quite different to previous releases, with a little less watermelon primary fruit and a little more crab-apple subtlety. Very clean and fresh aromatically with alpine herbs and really pure red fruit. The power really comes through on the palate with great fruit concentration, chalky tannin and superb acid providing real depth and drive." – Konpira Maru