Refosco is another family of grapes that's not very common in Australia, picking up on the theme of MDI Wines yet?! While Kevin hasn't stated which of the eight Refoscos are used here, we assume that it's the same Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso that Patrick Underwood of Little Reddie used, given the same fruit source. It is most widely planted in the NE corner of Italy and Slovenia, where it makes dark broody table wine.
This wine spent 11 days on skins with regular plunging before being pressed to old oak for a short rest before bottling. It pours a deep inky purple with a bright lively rim. It's big and exuberant to sniff; cherries, berries, lavendar, green herbs and a little chocolate. The palate is rich, plush and slurpable; full of cherries and berries - with a little tartness, chocolate, then a peppery, herby, powdery fine tannin driven finish. It's a ripper of a drink, it's a bit like a band you are really familiar with - let's call them the "Modern Australian Dry Reds" playing a cover of someone else's song during a live set. Gee that was wordy. Familiar, but a little different.
MDI Wines are made by Kevin McCarthy, husband of the famous Kathleen Quealy. MDI stands for Murray Darling Italy, all of the grapes have deep Italian roots and are sourced from vineyards near Mildura. The famous Chalmers vineyard in Merebin, the other is the lesser known yet still very interesting Pasut Vineyard in Sunnycliffs.
$29.00 per bottle.
$27.55 in any 6+ bottle wine buy.
$26.68 in any 12+ bottle wine buy.
Discounts should automatically apply. Please let us know if they don't and we'll fix it.