Tabula Rasa #V18 Red, 2018
Presenting the rule-breaking Tabula Rasa. Each year, the slate is wiped clean and, with no preconceptions, every vintage is original. This delicious wine captures the very essence of one season in a playful 500ml format that just demands to be drunk. The 2018 edition is lip-smackingly crunchy with vibrant black cherry fruit and exotic spice on the finish.
Meet the maker: Wild & Wilder
Region: South Australia – Australia
Grape(s): Grenache (76%), Shiraz (10%), Mourvèdre (9%), Carignan (5%)
14.5% ABV / 500ml / Vegetarian / Vegan
This wine is made from a multitude of vineyard sites across South Australia, but suffice to say that some of the contributing sources are amongst the finest in the country.
Just as every vintage is unique, so is every vintage of Tabula Rasa. Though the consistent factor is some delicious, succulent old vine, whole bunch Grenache, there is always a smattering of other varieties depending on what has thrived in any given season.
Minimal intervention lets the fruit do the talking. Some components have received subtle barrel ageing – around 10% of the wine spent four months in older French oak.