Born in the 1990s through Drew Dowie and Norm Doole’s frustration at having to send their fruit to other wineries to vinify, Dowie Doole came to set a precedent for McLaren Vale. The winery’s range is an exploration of this region’s terroirs and the many varieties that generations of grape growers have brought with them from Europe. A great marriage of tradition, innovation and a little rebel spirit can be found in all their cuvées. From complex Shiraz, spicy Grenache and Tempranillo blend, to elegant Chenin Blanc, their range is one of the most interesting and contemporary in the region.
“The palate; dry, long and fine, revealing lovely citrus fruits; pink grapefruit, and tangerine. Combined with strawberries and raspberry adding fruit sweetness. Finishing with a lovely acid line delicately balanced with a slight phenolic grip from the Vermentino.” Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £16.82 £13.30
Medium intensity purple with crimson hue.: A vibrant bouquet of juicy raspberries, cherries and spice. The palate is medium bodied and elegant, revealing strawberries, rhubarb pie and spice. A vibrant, zippy wine with an excellent tannin structure makes it an ideal partner with pork belly and spicy Spanish sausage.more
Bottle 75cl £20.08