An eye for value and an aim to provide generosity in sharply defined flavours sits at the core of Blackbilly wines. Since its inception in 2001, Blackbilly has produced consistent results through its discerning selection of high quality fruit while maintaining modest prices. To get the desired results, Blackbilly sources fruit from across the Adelaide region for crisp white wines, and to Langhorne Creek, Currency Creek and the old vineyards of McLaren Vale for rich, distinctive reds. As the label and brand name implies – honouring the hardy scrub plant called Blackbilly that skirts many vineyards areas – it tastes authentically of Australia. Beyond Blackbilly’s core range of shiraz, chardonnay, pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and a grenache/shiraz/mourvedre blend, the additional Winemakers’ Playground wines – tempranillo, sangiovese, nebiollo, and a tempranillo rosado – represent new styles that excite and inspire the winemakers, and have been released as impressive small-batch trials.
"Warm and sweet - fruited with raspberry, dried herbs, hay and licorice flavours in good measure. Tannin is ripe and fine, but juicy drinkability, at which it's very good, is the focus of the wine's intention." - 91 Points - Halliday
Three Classic Varieties used in this blend ahve been grown in McLaren Valley and represent some of our oldest vines.The blend is dominate in Grenache for fruitness.Shiraz to preovide richness and depth and mourvedre too add spice.The wines were matured in a mixtue of oaks barrels for 26 months to ass layers of compelexity.As this wine has been treated with respect in our cellar.A harmless crust may result with maturation.
Recommended food pairing: Steak, lamb roasts and hearty stews.
Variety: Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre