For this Fathers Day, The Weekly Drop looks at two stories of wine - through the fathers and the sons perspective. Through generations and grapevines, the story’s are as proud as they are different, and the wines are spectacular.
John Duval, Plexus, From Ngadjuri Country, Barossa Valley, SA
Plexus is almost 50% old vine, Barossa shiraz offering a blackberry core and firm structure, 35% grenache giving aromatics and delightful texture, with the remaining amount being savouriness and tannin from mataro. As with all of John Duval wines, it’s all about the balance - the levels of incredible Barossa fruit, gentle oak touches, the distinct tannin and long line of acid create a wine of elegant power and beauty.
Dune Wine, Pyla, From Kaurna Country, McLaren Vale, SA
PYLA is a combination of 6 different varietals from McLaren Vale sub-region, Blewitt Springs. With a refreshing, medium body, abundant spice, savoury red fruit and wholehearted charisma, this wine is different but appealing in so many ways.