Varietal: Merlot, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Dolcetto, Cabernet Sauvignon
A unique and special wine, with a marvellous origin story.
The ripening season of 2017 was hit with a heat wave that stretched from Eastern Europe to parts of France, Italy, and Spain. For the LaGuardia vineyards the impact was a huge challenge, many vines had grapes dry out due to the heat.
With careful hand picking of the undamaged fruit from each vine some was able to be salvaged, however it was not the quantity that is usually available so rather than make very small quantities of the single varieties the decision was made to make a "field blend" which is why we have the somewhat unusual mix of Merlot, Pinot Noir, Barbera, Dolcetto & Cabernet Sauvignon. The result is truly unique and enjoyable wine, medium bodied with complexity of flavour back up some gentle tannin from the cabernet.