Some Young Punks
epitomise the best of New Australia. The punks consist of Col McBryde
(voted Australia's Young Gun Winemaker of the Year), Jen Gardner (self confessed nerdy yeast expert) and thirdly Nic Bourke. Like most amongst the new breed of interesting, young winemakers in Australia they aren't moved by porty Shiraz
and seeks instead a sense of place and restraint the wines, influenced by the best of the Old World and the New. Col McBryde is as unimpressed by flash-in-the-pan medal-winners that are short on provenance as he is by being hide-bound to the Old World, and carves his own niche. Yet being media savvy and having a sense of humour allows this ironically quietly-spoken but earnest bunch to market themselves outrageously and to bring a fresh approach to labelling. Expect to see increasingly alarming label sported by increasingly interesting and wholly unique wines. The 2012 Double Love Trouble
is a blend of 66% Nebbiolo
and 34% Cabernet Sauvignon from the McLaren Vale sourced from vines grown on grey loamy soils with an average age of 10 years and 15 years old respectively. The juice is left for 6 to 35 days on the skins, pressed to tank, settle and then trasferred to oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and maturation prior to blending. The wine is aged for 12 months in neutral Dargaud & Jaeglé barrels. Only 993 cases of this vegan and vegetarian friendly wine were produced.