2014 Woods Crampton Barossa Valley Pedro

Predominantly Bonvedro with splashes of Graciano and Tempranillo, this Iberian-inspired blend tends to lean on the 'joven' style, more light than medium-bodied. Naturally fermented, 100% whole bunch pressed with bugger all chemicals added, as the back label states. I had to include that photo as the Pedro seems to reflect from what I've gleaned, the character of its dynamic winemakers Aaron Woods and Nicholas Crampton: likeable, easygoing and unconventional.  

Ruby red to a light purple colour. Aromas of blueberry, raspberry and notes of earth and violet. Juicy blackberry, blueberry and exotic spice notes on the palate are balanced by refreshing acidity. There's a smooth textural feel about this wine with some crunch and grip too. Fine lingering spicy tannins with white peppery nuances at the tail end leaves the finish satisfying. Good slightly chilled as well. 

This is a youthful, flavoursome, drink now blend that would be ideal with chorizo and seafood paella. An interesting take that bucks the traditional blends out of the Valley. Enjoyable and recommended.

Source: Sample. ABV: 13.5%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $22.00. Rating: 92 Points.

Wholesaler: Fourth Wave Wine -  http://fourthwavewine.com.au/

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