Wine Region: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape: Tempranillo, Grenache
Bright notes of pomegranate, sarsaparilla, violets and nutmeg typical of dry grown Tempranillo, with the perfume and succulence of old vine Grenache. This medium bodied wine is pretty and deliberately moreish. A lithe and juicy wine, it errs on the blood orange, cherry, red berry spectrum on the palate supported by savoury tannins built around a nervy structure.
About the winery
Termed a "virtual winery" Julian Forewood and Bernice Ong seek out the very best grapes from different regions of Australia in order to make refined wines that are pure and expressive. The name symbolises the relinquishing of their past security and structure (Ministry), for the freedom, independence and adventure (Clouds) inherent in their own venture. As James Halliday writes: Trying to pick highlights is futile, simply because there are so many of them, and so few words available. No surprise they are one of James' best new wineries for 2015.
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