Alpha Box & Dice ‘Blood of Jupiter’ Sangiovese Cabernet Sauvignon 6 bottle Case 75cl

Equivalent bottle price £21.20

Production

A blend of Sangiovese from Day Vineyards at Mt Crawford, Barossa Valley and Cabernet from Harnett Vineyard in McLaren Vale. Vines for the Sangiovese are planted on loam over sandstone soils whilst the Cabernet sits on black grey loam. The grapes are crushed and destemmed before being left to mature for 24 months in old and new barriques and puncheons. 20% new oak and about 20% puncheons. The wine is aged on lees for 18 months.

Tasting notes

AB&D self-proclaimed Super Tuscan, super Australia - blend of Barossa Sangiovese and McLaren Cabernet. It’s dark, freshly meaty with a nose of crushed minerals, pomegranate, cranberry and blood… honestly, no pun intended. All this follows through in the mouth but even more so with an additional tangy, ferrous note. An amazing thing, this wine illustrates exactly AB&D’s ambitions to nod with respect to European heritage but to have the courage to have a local expression. It’s ample proof of Sam Berketa’s gentle touch and ability to express a truly harmonious Australian blend.

Food match

Juicy rare steak.