Blackbilly - 2018 McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre
Blackbilly wine is produced using the famous vineyards of McLaren Vale known for wines of richness and diversity. Using modern and traditional winemaking techniques we craft wines of exceptional value and flavour for drinking and enjoyment. Blends of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre (a.k.a. Mataro or Monastrell) is McLaren Vale’s signature blended wine. Old vineyards, a Mediterranean climate and classical winemaking, which includes the use of oak ensures a wine of substance and style. This is the eleventh vintage of this regional blend using the varieties Grenache - from a vineyard planted in 1910 - (65%) and used for its fruit, Shiraz (29%) - used for its structure & colour and Mourvedre (6%) - for spiciness. These varieties have underpinned the region’s wines and many of the grapes come from prized old vines. After fermentation, the individual wines are matured in a mixture of old larger format oak with a smaller portion of newer French oak for complexity. Complex and with life, this wine will suit many elegant to full flavoured foods, particularly Mediterranean cuisine.