AGENT PROVOCATEUR GRENACHE, GEWÜRZTRAMINER, VIOGNIER 2018
Appearance: Clear, red violet
Nose: Roses. Roses. Roses. Raspberry. Rose
Palate: Rich and textured, the palate persists, revealing multiple layers of fruit, warm spices, cherry-pie, fresh strawberries, plums, pink lady apples, blueberries, and musk sticks
Food Pairing: The Agent loves a duck – preferably with 5-Spice, perhaps as a pancake, but definitely with spice to match the wine
About the wine:
Although a few less grape varieties than the 2017 vintage, the 2018 Agent Provocateur is a great introduction into the world of Dark Arts (Hugh Hamilton’s range of blended wines)
Hugh Hamilton is the 5th generation of a large wine dynasty and is regarded as the black sheep of the family.
His daughter and 6th generation of the family, Mary, continues the legacy making Hugh Hamilton Australia’s oldest wine family.
Hugh is the master of a most reprobate flock and his Agent Provocateur is a member of his Dark Arts range – a range of wines from varieties that are not meant to go together but work!
Winemaker’s Notes “The previous incarnation of the Agent had five components, and yet this one has only three. Whether it was to do with the vintage or the varieties I’m not sure, but we were able to complete the picture with less on the label this year.”
Winemaker: Hugh Hamilton
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: Grenache 92%, Gewürztraminer 5%, Viognier 3%