2012 Woods Crampton Barossa Valley Graciano

woods crampton gracianoYoung vines planted in the Light Pass area of the Barossa Valley, towards the north-east. This is the first crop post-grafting on seven year-old rootstock. Bugger all made; 53 cases. Shame because it’s a ripping wine for the price and a testament to the future of the Graciano variety within the Barossa. There is 5% Tempranillo in the mix as well.

Plentiful natural acidity but not even close to shrill although it does possess a wiry undercarriage that edges the wine in a linear direction. Red over black currants, orange rind, biltong and Xmas cake spice. Captivating balance between sweet, sour and tart characters. Curious and engaging. Exciting times ahead for the vineyard and the grape in question. 92

Region: Barossa Valley
Alcohol: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Price: $25
Tasted: October 2013


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