Some Young Punks The Squids Fist 2016 is a blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Shiraz from fruit sourced from vineyards in the Clare Valley. Previously the wine was more of a 50/50 blend and the fruit was sourced from the Barossa.
The Some Young 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.
As mentioned above the fruit for the Some Young Punks The Squids Fist now comes from the Clare Valley, more specifically Hill River vineyard in Polish Hill River. The Sangiovese and Shiraz were fermented separatle for this vintage for around 10 days on the skins prior to pressing to stainless steel vats. Half of the wine was then aged in French oak barriques with the remainder in stainless steel. Only 1284 cases produced.
The label is a commissioned work by artist Asaf Hanuka. Some Young Punks The Squids Fist is from the T’n’T series and features twin heroines Trixie and Tessa Love on the label, as does the Double Love Trouble.
Vegan and Vegetarian friendly wine.