This unoaked red presents bright and juicy notes of dark and red fruits that are wrapped around a core of fresh acidity and minerality. Fine grained tannins lead to a finish that features Asian spices and juicy fruit. The wine was named after David’s friend Tim Johnston, the owner of Juveniles wine bar in Paris, and the label was designed by Tim’s daughter Carolyn.
Wine Maker Notes
Juveniles is a 'cult' Parisian wine bar run by eningmatic ex-pat Englishman, Tim Johnston. He's been in Paris more than twenty years and is a passionate promoter of the Rhone Valley and it's wines, particularly individualist, quality minded producers. Dave Powell hit it off with Tim over the years, eventually making a wine exclusively for his wine bar in 1999. In keeping with Tim and Dave's love of Rhone Valley varietals and the fact that they are equally at home in the Barossa,the blend constitutes old-vine Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz and was elevaged entirely in stainless steel.
(60% Grenache/20% Shiraz/20% Mataro). Grapes from vines aged 40-150 years old were harvested from six different vineyards in the Barossa Valley. The musts were fermented separately and then assembled. The final blend completed malolactic in tank and the wine was bottled without fining or filtration.