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The Blind Spot Adelaide Hills Dolcetto 2020

Red Wine from Australia - Victoria
4.000000000 star rating 3 Reviews
Succulent, sour-cherry and blackberry-laden red from the Adelaide Hills; a region to keep an eye on for progressive, fresh styles of Australian wine. Dolcetto calls Piemonte in North-West Italy its home but the climate and elevation of Adelaide Hills suits the grape well and has helped to accentuate the fruit while maintain crunchy, fresh acidity in this delicious example. This has spent a few months in old oak and the resulting wine is a great balance of the best elements of classic and modern Australian wine. Finishing with a hint of fig and chocolate, this juicy, generous wine is not one to miss.
Price: £11.95 Bottle
Price: £143.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: AU23981

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Dolcetto
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2025
  • 13% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Cork, diam

Blind Spot

The Blind spot range of wines is made exclusively for us by renowned Australian winemaker, Mac Forbes. The way we work with Mac has evolved over time. For the last decade or so Mac had been seeking out parcels of wines from his extensive book of contacts and choosing those that showed delicious potential to bottle for us rather than seeing them disappear into the obscurity of big brand blends. They were far too good for that and the popularity of the range proved time and again that Mac’s judgements were spot on.

Now, the situation has evolved, and we have taken advantage of Mac’s unique position, knowledge on the ground, contacts books, and his undoubted and enviable talents to seek out great grapes for him to make wine from rather than sourcing wines that are already made. We fund the purchase of the grapes, often paying for them more than 12 months in advance of the wine being available, which is a first for The Wine Society and gives Mac the opportunity to be first in line to select fruit from vineyards he is excited about. The advantages are manifold. We get the winemaking of a talented, indeed renowned, winemaker; we have greater involvement in what gets made and how; there is better traceability of the fruit and how it is grown; and the wines can express their terroir when appropriate. It’s a win-win-win, and dare we say it, win, situation!

We have reduced the range size too, giving us greater and clearer focus, and allowing Mac to highlight the...

The Blind spot range of wines is made exclusively for us by renowned Australian winemaker, Mac Forbes. The way we work with Mac has evolved over time. For the last decade or so Mac had been seeking out parcels of wines from his extensive book of contacts and choosing those that showed delicious potential to bottle for us rather than seeing them disappear into the obscurity of big brand blends. They were far too good for that and the popularity of the range proved time and again that Mac’s judgements were spot on.

Now, the situation has evolved, and we have taken advantage of Mac’s unique position, knowledge on the ground, contacts books, and his undoubted and enviable talents to seek out great grapes for him to make wine from rather than sourcing wines that are already made. We fund the purchase of the grapes, often paying for them more than 12 months in advance of the wine being available, which is a first for The Wine Society and gives Mac the opportunity to be first in line to select fruit from vineyards he is excited about. The advantages are manifold. We get the winemaking of a talented, indeed renowned, winemaker; we have greater involvement in what gets made and how; there is better traceability of the fruit and how it is grown; and the wines can express their terroir when appropriate. It’s a win-win-win, and dare we say it, win, situation!

We have reduced the range size too, giving us greater and clearer focus, and allowing Mac to highlight the progressive and innovative approach of the best Australian winemaking as appropriate, while nodding to the heritage of the country and its history of creative blends and classic varieties.

You don’t have to be eagle-eyed to notice, too, that we are taking a fresh, and perhaps ‘funkier’ approach to our labelling of these wines, with the info and story upfront. It’s a striking departure and one that celebrates the future without losing sight of the past. This is a range we’re excited about, one that will offer some deliciously intriguing variety from Down Under.

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Originating from the Piemonte area of north-west Italy, this Australian incarnation is wonderfully balanced between fruit, body and acidity. Deep cherry red in colour, it has sour red cherry and loganberry fruit, soft, mellow and juicy with hints of fresh fig on the finish.
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A food-friendly Australian take on Piemonte's dolcetto grape. Fleshy, bouncy, sweet and tangy red-cherry fruit with touches of dried herbs and tobacco; medium-bodied, low on tannin and high on freshness....

A food-friendly Australian take on Piemonte's dolcetto grape. Fleshy, bouncy, sweet and tangy red-cherry fruit with touches of dried herbs and tobacco; medium-bodied, low on tannin and high on freshness. Serve cool/lightly chilled. I enjoyed it with a rich duck-stock risotto dressed with a top estate Tuscan olive oil and then with venison and pork sausage.

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