Region: Adelaide Hills Grapes: Syrah, Pinot Noir, Merlot First Glance: Spicy, Savoury, Red Fruited
The Wine: If you were wandering along a winding road with this wine and asked its name, it would whisper back, ‘What do you want it to be?’ Carte Blanche isn’t really about the constituent varieties (mainly Syrah but also Pinot Noir, Merlot, and a little bit of this and a little bit of that…), it’s about interpretation. A few basic observations for the record: it’s red, it’s beautifully perfumed, it tastes like red fruit, and it’s savoury with a spicy phenolic whack that pulls everything together. Temperature and glass style will make a massive difference to the experience. We encourage experimentation and multiple sippings. There’s nothing more freeing than getting a little lost.