40 dollars: Boovability "The Wanderer" Adelaide Hills Petit Verdot 2013 (SOLD OUT)
In a blind taste-off organised by Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine, Australia's 50 most iconic wines (including Wendouree, Clonakilla, Mount Mary) were pitted against the 50 best newcomers in Australia and, in the final judgement, this wine was ranked fourth!
The painting depicts a man adventuring out into a misty and mountainous scene and the idea of the wine is that it too captures the terroir of Basket Range, the wild and natural highland niche in the Adelaide Hills where we grew the grapes for this wine. The wine was made with all of the stalks left in the fermentation to accentuate the edginess of the tannin and to provide a savoury structure that we felt corresponded to the high altitude scene of the label.
Also reviewed in The Wine Front, March 2014: “… more interesting wine from Tom Munro. Hazelnut and Play-Doh perfume, violet, black fruits, pepper. Full bodied, well rounded – such a natural feeling wine – coffee and nuts and melting silty tannin. Perfume wafts about on the finish. Length good. Feels good. Unforced and unfettered. Striking label too.” 94 POINTS, drink now-2014.
Photo above shows the view over bucolic Basket Range where we grew the Petit Verdot for The Wanderer. In the foreground is the house where I used to live, along with the vines that I planted but in the background, over towards the horizon is a strip of white. This is the bird netting that covers the Petit Verdot vines of Phil and Mary Broderick's Basket Range Vineyard where the Petit Verdot comes from. This is the finest vineyard in Basket Range!