NEW! Alpha Box & Dice 'Xola' Aglianico, McLaren Vale, Australia 2012

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NEW! Alpha Box & Dice 'Xola' Aglianico, McLaren Vale, Australia 2012

24.95

When my 9 year-old daughter comes back from holiday camp, she's so over-excited that she can't talk quickly enough and tries telling 3 or 4 different anecdotes at the same time. It's endearing but thoroughly confusing (why was there a canoe in the dormitory?). I don't know where she gets it from.

We've been waiting nearly six months for this wine to arrive from Australia and we're incredibly excited to say that it is finally here and it's made from Aglianico, which is mostly found in Campania today, but originally came from Greece, and the guys who make it, Alpha Box & Dice, are really cool and hilarious, but deadly serious too, and they commission artists to design a new label each year and the vineyard is farmed biodynamically and the wine tastes amazing because it spent 4 whole years in barrel and there's a canoe in the dormitory. 14% alc. Drink now-2035.

Press reviews:

The Wine Detective: "Really inky – a little high toned even – with opulent, very intense blueberry and black olive and a swathe of sumptuous, velvety tannins.  A wine to kick back over on a cold night with a slow cooked stew or tagine."


Winemaker's Note: "It's complex, it's floral, it's tannic, it's perfumed, it's gutsy. It's the Yin and Yang of wines. She looks pretty, but she packs a punch. Grab a bottle before you miss your last chance to taste the intriguing mystery that makes Xola appear light and floral in the glass, but gutsy and tannic on the palate. And since it's had four years in seasoned oak – if you can bear it – try laying it down and see how the oaky characters (liquorice, leather, coffee, vanilla) develop over time."
 

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