Vandal - 2019 Gonzo Combat Rouge
Vandal is a collaborative project between three maverick Marlborough winemakers, crafting wines that they wouldn't usually have the opportunity to bottle. These 'Vandals' work in secret, so that they don't work in conflict with their day-jobs. Their 2019 Rouge is a field blend from a single undisclosed vineyard in the Southern Valley of Marlborough. Grapes were wild fermented in 50% whole clusters, hand plunged and small batch pressed. Six months aging on full yeast lees before being bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal sulphites. It's supple, cloudy and oh so juicy, singing of raspberry, strawberry cherry, florals, spice and all things nice. Sweet, smiling undertones are spliced by a grippy edge that keeps you on the edge of your sip.
Varietal Pinot Noir, Syrah, Viognier || Region MarlboroughZ, NZ || ABV 13% || Vol 750ml