2018 Redheads Studio Blue Belle Graciano
The Blue Belle Graciano is a version that is only made in the absolute top years and in the other years the Graciano grapes are used in the blends of RedHeads Studio . The vineyard and the quality of the grapes looked too good to be lost in a larger blend, so it was given its own place in the range. The fruit comes from One Tree Hill of the Rocca Family. This grower supplies a large part of the Italian varieties for Redheads. The Roccat Vineyards are on the same ridge as Penfolds ' famous Magill Vineyards. Penfolds itself purchases the fruit here, which confirmed that the region grows top quality fruit. The Graciano grapes are fermented in small open top fermenters and hand-dipped. Aging for 12 months in French and American oak. The wine was aged in the bottle for 12 months before release.
The Redheads Blue Belle Graciano is a fruit-driven wine packed with juicy fruit flavors of blueberries and aromas of violets with a hint of spicy oak. The wine is rich in color and full of flavor, great on its own or perfect to combine with seasoned lamb and of course perfect for the Green Egg barbecue.
Redheads Studio winery is located in South Australia in the town of Tanuda, in the Barossa Valley where the dedicated team behind Redheads work tirelessly, from the vine to the bottle and beyond, to ensure the wines can always be in their best condition drunk.
It all started with a few Aussie winemakers who went to France to show the 'old hands' some new tricks there. Australian wine had conquered the world in the 1970s and 1980s. That's why Tony Laithwaite brought some Aussies to France. It was there that the very beginning of RedHead's new viticultural movement was laid.
In a small shed in McLaren Vale, a former Indian restaurant, some winemakers took on the challenge of making their dream come true: making beautiful, creative wines in small volumes with primary focus on quality.
They wanted to make wines without being bothered by all kinds of business worries, which resulted in an explosion of creativity and experiments.
Meanwhile, winery Redheads is making great international progress and they still give young talents the opportunity to let their creativity and talents loose on the best grapes in the region. Redheads Wines says of itself: “A free-spirited, movement liberating the best grapes from the premium labels to make wines with soul, character and personality”
|Type of Wine
|Drinking as of
|Rustic, Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines
|Barbecue, Met vrienden, Open haard