BLACK OPS SHIRAZ SAPERAVI 2019
Appearance: Vibrant and Dark, purple and red
Nose: Cherry wood and forest floor waft out of the glass, then give way to cherry fruit and woody spice.
Palate: The palate has the pleasing tartness of a morello cherry, and the pure allure of a fresh baked cherry pie. The richness of the palate gives a luxurious depth and a finish that lasts long after you have emptied the glass.
Food Pairing: Take the path less travelled: kangaroo with dukkah crust or redcurrant glaze; or maybe roast pork brushed with soy and black bean
About the wine: From that irrefutable source of Gospel Truth: Wikipedia…
“A black operation or black op is a covert operation typically involving activities that are highly clandestine and often outside of standard military protocol or even against the law.” Under these conditions, if you think you’re going to get lots of “Background” information, think again, Sunshine… The Dark Arts is a range of wines from varieties that are not meant to go together, but work! They refuse to be part of the status quo; they are wine as art. Made off the grid in an unconventional style that is all about varietals in quirky combos.
Winemaker: Hugh Hamilton
Country: McLaren Vale, Australia
Grape Variety: 66% Shiraz 34% Saperavi