2021 Les Fruits Chouchou10162
WINEMAKER: Tim Stock
VARIETAL: Shiraz, Chardonnay
REGION: McLaren Vale/Adelaide Hills, SA
2/3rd direct press early harvest Shiraz with 1/3rd Piccadilly Valley razor sharp Chardonnay. Soft peachy pink colour with just the right amount of effervescent life. Undisgorged so pours a little cloudy towards the end. Subtle nose of spice and dried white flowers, peach skin and lemon pith. Mousse is fairly upfront and refreshing, as the style should be. Underripe red berry, fermented peach juice, and blood orange fruits with a light savoury accent from reduction. Up-for-it style made for park times. Cold as you like. Unsulphured. 11.5%
Renowned importer and industry favourite Tim Stock also makes some seriously good wine. Working out of the Commune of Buttons shed in the Basket Range, Tim strives to produce savoury, terroir-driven wines that speak of place.