Vibrant, Sappy and Complex
Village Belle Barossa Valley Bonvedro 2016
Region: Barossa Valley
When we imagined the new business Glug back 2003 we wanted to support old established varieties which had not gained favour like Mataro and Grenache plus have a range of lesser known or new varieties. The Village Belle range allows the winemaker to fulfil both of these aims though to date has concentrated on making wines from new and rare varieties or in the case of Bonvedro a surprise discovery.
We now know that Bonvedro has been growing in the Barossa Valley for a very long time having been miss-identified as Carignan. Doubts had been expressed by a visiting expert in the 1970s and recent genetic testing has shown that some Carignan is actually the Portuguese and Spanish variety Bonvedro.
Over the last few years we have been working with Grenache to achieve a complex, sappy, fresh red style to appeal at lunch and in the afternoon. This Bonvedro follows this search and we think is best consumed when young, lively and vibrant but it is Barossa so you will get ample complex flavours.