Vynfields Mad Rooster

Vynfields Mad Rooster

Wine made from 100% "Mad vine of Martinborough". The identity of the variety is not known, imported illegally in the 1970's to the area and originally thought to be Syrah. After DNA testing though it was discovered not to be the case. The grape is known for its sweet and spicy notes and rustic style. Usually the grape is used in small quantities in red blends but Vynfields have been bottling this as a single varietal wine for years.

Raymond Chan 17.5/20
Dark ruby-red colour, lighter on the edge with slight purple hues. The nose is light and softly concentrated with aromas of dark-red and black berry fruits along with plum notes and confected jam ntes, entwined with savoury herb and earth elements, building in density with aeration. Medium-full bodied, the palate has moderately rich and well-packed flavours of dark-red and black berry fruits, plums and jam, with herb and earthy detail. The palate has a soft density with light, grainy tannin structure providing good grip and mouthfeel. The wine has some presence and drive carrying to a long dark plum-fruited finish. This is a moderately packed and concentrated red with dark-red and black berried fruit with plum, jam, earth and herb notes on a palate with good mouthfeel and presence. Match with barbecued and roasted game meat dishes over the next 4 years. ‘Mad Red’ fruit fully destemmed and fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in seasoned oak. Certified BioGro organic. 17.5/20 Oct 2018

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand - Wairarapa
  • Red Wine
  • Other Red

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