2020 La Petite Vanguard BLEWITT, McLaren Vale
We’ve always thought of the La Petite Vanguard as being our example of a Bistro style wine – the experimental sibling to Vanguardist. Youthful & vibrant, with great drinkability, enhanced by layers of complexity from thoughtful use of solids, skin contact, oak and other vessels.
The final wine is a 50/50 blend of Grenache & Mourvèdre. They were fermented separately, and the blend would comprise approximately 30% whole cluster. Aged 500L puncheons housed the wine for about 6 months post press, before the final wine was blended and sent to bottle without fining or filtration.