Agathist Alchemy’s First wine is 100% Grenache but it is equally one for the lover of Pinot Noir. Light in colour, beautifully perfumed with red fruits, pepper, salumi, rose petals, leather and red currants. The palate is light, refreshing and the perfume follows through the length. It is beautiful to drink and would stand a light chill on a warm night. Match it with a salumi and cheese. It is drinking well now, it might evolve with time though.
Agathist Alchemy is another awesome label from Craig Isbel. Craig is famous for being head winemaker at Torbreck and launching Izway wines. This is from a Seppeltsfield vineyard planted in the 50’s and grown organically by Nick Radford. Made as small batch ferments with wild yeast, low sulphur and no other additions. They are not your average Barossa wine in the greatest possible way.
One of the major wine regions of Australia. Known for making great Shiraz by any standard as well as Grenache, Mataro, Semillon and much more. There has been a lot of work finding the sub-regions that excel for each style and variety planted.
Spain’s gift to the world. We know it as Grenache and I think everyone has a soft spot for it in some way. Almost too exuberant in expressing its sweet red fruits and high alcohol, it often needs a little bit of other wines to add moderation, structure and depth. Much like Abbott and Costello. Despite this the wines of Priorat, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rioja and Aussie GSMs have an amazing ability to age for the long term.