Songlines Grenache, Magpie Estate , 75cl
The ancient peoples of Australia navigated the vast emptiness of the continent using mind maps; instructions, remembered in song, and passed down the generations. Sung in the right order the lyrics show the way, past milestones mystical and real, to the song's destination. Songlines Grenache celebrates this near-lost tradition and the Barossa's well-trodden red earth in its deep, warbling fruit - a song of the soil.
An intriguing nose of leafy tomato compote with a chutney-esq depth of star anise and black pepper. The palate is a bright wash of berries, tomatoes (again) like a breezy allotment salad. It’s just a lovely, expressive, primary and pure experience of bright Barossa Grenache.