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. Some Young Punks Monsters, Monsters, Attack! Riesling is an off-dry Riesling
(residual sugar 20g/L) and the fruit is sourced from three sites between Watervale and Slaughter House Road in the Clare Valley.
Some Young Punks Monsters, Monsters, Attack! Riesling has bright golden focus and beautiful structure in this spatlese-style Clare Valley Riesling. There are delicate floral notes on the nose. The palate hits you with fleshy stone fruit flavours of apricot and white peach, with just a suggestion of “funky” mushrooms influenced by the natural yeasts from the vineyard.
Food & Wine match:
The food matchings are endless...great with delicate Thai spiced dishes or flavoursome Tapas, for example marinated anchovies or vegetable tempura.