Haselgrove Batch 187 Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2019
- Textured, savoury
- McLaren Vale
They’re not joking when they say ‘shiraz blend’. This little number has been put together from select parcels of McLaren Vale’s finest red grapes. It was created with the European market in mind - they’re no strangers to blends there. There are loads of big, rich ripe fruits, of course, but a certain elegance pervades its mosaic-like palate. There are soft, subtle nuances in flavour you wouldn’t get from a straight varietal alone. Alongside fruit-cake berries sit coffee grounds, dried Provence herbs and a soft tickle of baking spice. Something a little different from Haselgrove, and very welcome at that.
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Haselgrove are one of the wines I can remember Dad stocking when I was a whippersnapper, one of the names that is reminiscent to me not of flavour but of warm, fireside dinners and a happy upbringing. It’s taken this wine to remind me that I haven’t seen any in his cellar for a while though, and this has me wondering why. A quick trawl online will reveal that Haselgrove started to become lost in the sea of good wine and misdirected sales intentions, until 2008 when four Italian-Australians came to its rescue. Thus began a renaissance for Haselgrove. With over 100 years of history, Haselgrove is a name synonymous with the Australian winemaking industry. Spearheaded by exciting Senior Winemaker Greg Clack since 2003, Haselgrove have really hit their straps of late, with the vision of the new owners and the freedom given to Greg. The refreshed focus is on freshness of wine, and multi-regionality is a new feather in their cap. This more holistic and far-seeing approach is starting to pay big dividends in wine quality.
McLaren Vale is a region that lives in the shadow of the hype of the Barossa. While it has played on Shiraz as its drawcard, and continues to battle (quite rightly) with the supreme power of the Barossa, perhaps the most exciting wines from this region are its old vine Grenache and Mataro (Mourvedre/Monastrell - whatever you want to call it), and its more recent foray into Spanish and Italian varietals. Both the sun's warmth and the reliable salty afternoon gully breeze make the climate closer to Mediterranean than many other Aussie regions, and some of the Fiano, Vermentino, Tempranillo and Sangiovese from here are sublime (to name only a few). Awareness, proper consideration and sense of place are key attributes to the region's success, and its recent win against urbanisation reinforces the value of the viticultural region.