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Magpie Estate Barossa Valley Australia Pre and New arrival offer 6 new wines are either here or arriving mid July. I am especially excited about our 'natural' wines- whatever natural means. In this case it's minimal intervention and low to very low sulphur. The main point is to harness the lovely bright varietal fruit flavours without any oak or obvious winemaking influence. These are our first releases, also new releases of The Fakir and Wit & Shanker plus a couple of other new wines we make for our other UK importer. All of these will be great with barbecued and grilled foods that hopefully we will be enjoying over the next 2-3 months

Magpie Estate 'SF2' Mourvedre Grenache 2016

Australia

We are experimenting at Magpie Estate ! This is our take on a 'natural' wine. Effectively other than the merest touch of sulphur at bottling and I mean the merest we have done nothing other than let this ferment naturally, rack it once after malolactic fermentation, and then again before bottling. Nothing added, no fining or filtration. I wanted this to be a kind of rustic, honest red and have bottled it in a green sparkling wine bottle with a crown cork...
It's officially low sulphur at just 13mg/l. Wines with less than 60mg/l are generally regarded as low sulphur and in fact many of the Magpie wines fit this criteria.
Grapes harvested from 3 vineyards in the Barossa, mostly in the Western Ridge sub-region.
Partial whole bunch- about 35%, and all wild (natural) yeast fermentation. Fermented in tank SF2 (small fermenter 2! hence the name) and then in old oak. Bottled unfiltered, no additions whatsoever.
c65% Mourvedre, 35% Grenache.
Lovely deep, bright colour leads to a really perfumed nose. Bright with red and black berry and cherry fruit, spice, white pepper, a touch of clove.
Similar on the palate, quite weighty with rich fruit, crunchy and bright, a touch of damson along with black raspberry and cherry, lots of spice and soft tannins. It's a big juicy mouthful, unadulterated and fresh. Drink young.

Retail price 13.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: 77.00

Magpie Estate 'The Fakir' Grenache 2012

Australia

The latest Fakir!
This all comes from the Neldner vineyards in Gomersal, in this vintage nothing really stood out to bottle a Gomersal so all the grapes have gone into the Fakir, including declassified Gomersal.
As ever a combination of old and newer oak, using hogshead and larger puncheons
Lovely spice- nutmeg, clove, cinnamon on the nose, berry fruits and seasoned French oak.
Bright and juicy on the palate, the fruit has a lovely crunchy juicy feel, lots of spice and some integrated creamy oak that gives the wine length and texture, whilst still allowing the fruit to sing. Delicious now and over the next 5 years, again very food versatile - works well with spicy foods as well as more typical richer dishes.

Retail price 13.99 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: 142.00
Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: 74.00

The Rude Mechanicals 'Three Monkeys' by Magpie Estate Grenache-Shiraz-Mataro 2016

Australia

We were asked to make this style of wine by one of our importers under their series of 'Rude Mechanical' wines.
A bright, juicy style of GSM. 70% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 10% Mataro.
From several vineyards around the Barossa. We utilised several different parcels- bright juicy wild yeast Grenache alongside other lots aged in old and new oak.
It's deliberately made to be enjoyable young- lots of black cherry fruit with lots of spice and crunchy tannins. Good weight- you can see it's mainly Grenache, but the other grapes give it an almost floral vibrancy to it. Would make a great pizza wine!!

Retail price 11.29 Per bottle

Buy now Case Qty: 12 Case Price: 118.00
Buy now Case Qty: 6 Case Price: 63.00

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