Farmers & Growers 'Wheatsheaf' South Australia NV Dry Red
Region: South Australia
A colleague I worked with for a few years with an impressive palate screwed up her face with excitement when she discovered a bargain, loudly saying, ‘Oh a nice little cheapie.’
This is a very Glug expression and combines well with the spirit of the Glug winemakers who see making bargain reds as creative as making our best single vineyard wines. If a better taste means abandoning convention then so be it thus the new Farmers and Growers Wheatsheaf, the last was a 2008, is a blend of two vintages.
To put you at ease consider the very expensive Champagne Lanson Père et Fils Brut NV; a blend of 50% pinot noir, 35% chardonnay, and 15% pinot meuniere; made from 100 crus (different vineyards), with 50% from Grands and Premiers crus, with a minimum addition of 30% of reserve wines from 10 different vintages.
So let’s be relaxed about blending vintages as long as this improves the taste which is the case with the new Wheatsheaf. At the opening price a limit of one case per order.