The Remarkable State 1836 Single Vineyard Eden Valley Graciano
A high end hobby for a small vigneron, the vines are well established and they have learnt how to get the most flavour out of the fruit. Dark fruit and savoury characters including black olives. Some nice spice and a textured finish, only 5 barrels of this wine were made, this is not one to be missed!
Alex Russell Alejandro Graciano
Graciano produces a boozy red grown primarily in Rioja, Spain. Purple red, not overly dark but it's more about what's inside. Ripe mulberry, plum and dried herbs, sage, oregano and an almost chlorine/white pepper/game character.
Samuels Gorge Graciano
Opening with a bouquet of liquorice root and sour cherry, the wine quickly evolves, showing dried mandarin peel, plum, and blackberry pastille. The fruit flavours twist through glittering acidity on the palate while white pepper, coriander seed and savoury space develop. It is, at its core, textural and expressive; creamy yet bright; bold but long-lasting; vivacious and alluring. Pair with pork sausage spiked with wild fennel taken from its casing and crumbled through plump gnocchi with lashings of fresh chilli and pecorino.