Local Weirdos Big Valley Bombo Grenache + Semillon 2020

Local Weirdos Big Valley Bombo Grenache + Semillon 2020

Regular price $38.00

2020 // 750ml // ABV 12.6%

A collective of wine-smart types have met minds and forged this project over bottles, vintages, picking fruit and stomping wines. The result is a trio of 2020 releases born in the sheds of Swan Valley Wines and picked from the ‘in-conversion’ plot of Gino Valenti and family. They’re moving ahead with dry growing and organic farming. Bombo is allegedly a local term for for fresher, younger drinking wines from the region; your red sauce pasta joint stuff for splashing around out of carafes and tumblers. This is a blend of skin fermented semillon with grenache parcels that saw carbonic maceration and ‘regular’ winemaking.

The skin ferment semillon tannins are a huge feature and then there’s this super pretty, floral, juicy grenache thing going on. It’s like when a razor sharp knife cuts through ultra ripe stone fruit, or something similar – that’s not the characters here, it’s more about this palate-confusion between textural elements, but they synch up in their own way. It’s unique in shape and form. At once quite a serious wine, tannins rippling and all authoritative, then the wafts of jolly rose hip and raspberry liquorice rolls in. Same with flavours; on one hand powdery, firm and dense, then jolly with fruitiness and a long roll of come hither pretty sweet-sour red berries. It’s unique and compelling in its way, and I’d drink a tonne of it for the singularity and deliciousness that keeps me at my glass. -  The Wine Front

Close (esc)

Tastings, Events & New Booze

Sign-up to our mailer and we'll let you know when fun stuff is happening. 

Age verification

By clicking enter you are verifying that you are old enough to consume alcohol.

Search

Shopping Cart

Your cart is empty.
Go buy some booze