40% Tempranillo, 25% Monastrell, 25% Graciano and 10% Touriga is the blend of grapes which makes up Red Edge’s Tinto Mezclado (meaning red wine mixture in Spanish).
After receiving this sample recently (thank you Will & team!), Mr Spittoon and I were looking forward to getting stuck into it on homemade pizza night. A bit of Italian with some Spanish we thought would make for a nice laid back night.
Red Edge are based in Victoria’s Heathcote wine region (about a 1.5-2 hour drive from Melbourne city). Peter Dredge is the winemaker and Peter reckons 2017 was an exceptional year for Heathcote. In fact, he would rate it amongst the top 2-3 in the past 25 years.
Needless to say we were excited to get stuck into this red beauty. Here are our notes:
Deep ruby colour in the glass. I don’t know if it was the Spanish vibe that the wine was giving out, but the nose made me think of parma ham & salami with some sweet vanilla spice, black cherry and a hint of floral perfume. It has a very layered nose to me. In the mouth it’s deliciously velvety with some mild tannins, plenty of fruit, a bit of vanilla and a very moreish finish. Yum!
This wine was sent to me direct from the winery as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.
All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy.