Lino Ramble Treadlie McLaren Vale Grenache Shiraz Mataro 2013
I was banging on yesterday about how much more enjoyable unfined/unfiltered reds can be. This isn’t as cloudy as the Woodlands, but again shows the ‘naturalness’ of a light touch. More wines with minimal additions/subtraction in this vein please.
Andy Coppard, Lino Ramble winemaker, has had a big few months, leaving his full-time winemaking gig at Kay Brothers, moving house and then kicking everything up a gear for a big 2015. With wines like this in the stable his probably making a good choice.
Unforced and even, this just feels right. It’s perhaps a little light and slick (I’d like a fraction more mongrel), but unquestionable attractive.
Source: Sample, tasted Jan ’15
Score: 17.7/20, 92/100
Would I buy it? I’d share a bottle for sure
Buy online: Best Cellars, Wine Direct