Alpha Box & Dice Kit and Kaboodle White Blend 2017Alpha Box & Dice
ORIGIN: Australia (McLaren Vale)
GRAPE VARIETAL: White Blend (Chenin Blanc/Gewurztraminer/Gruner Veltliner/Riesling)
Kit and Kaboodle, the all in blend. These are a bunch of white varietals that aren’t ever found in the same region, so this wine explores the beauty of Australia’s wine lawlessness. Chenin is for crunchy, tart apple acidity and longevity meaning this wine will flourish in the cellar over the next ten years. Gewurztraminer literally translates into ‘spicy grape’, and it adds both texture and spice to this wine. Gruner Veltliner is a textural component and supports the bottom end of the wine. And finally, the Riesling, being solely pressings that went through both malolactic fermentation and primary ferment in barrel adds a little touch of all of the above.
The result is an aromatic white blend that is pretty, floral, subtle and just a little bit spicy.
Drink now or cellar up to 10 years.
Recommended Food Pairing: Roast duck; Peking duck; pan fried or grilled fish; BBQ sardine with sea salt; salmon sashimi; pizza; aglio olio pasta; hard cheeses; Caesar’s salad; shaved fennel, orange, black olives and capers salad.