Blood Moon Eruption is a hell of a Cab Franc. The overriding flavour is cola. It is light, juicy, fragrant, and dangerously moreish. Underneath the initial flurry, you can find blue and black fruits, black pepper, leather. Blood Moon Eruption is smashable. A good pair to gamey game meats and also with mushrooms.
In 2019 Matt Aulich takes over Blood Moon from his two business partners. What didn’t change was the love and care that goes into making Blood Moon Wines. The wines are sourced from the Yarra Valley, Sunbury, and Heathcote. There are minimal interventions and additions but the wines still have beautiful fruit and freshness. You should drink these wines if you love pure, bright, expressive but restrained Australian wines. They are not the most complex you’ll find. But they are beautiful wines and wines to enjoy.
Sunbury is close to Melbourne and known for Shiraz. The cool, dry climate allows Shiraz to slowly ripen and show off the amazing white pepper and dark fruits it is known and loved for. Craiglee if by far the most famous producer of the region. But there is a long history of great wine from the area, dating back to the 1800s.
Is actually one of the parents of Cabernet Sauvignon… along with Sauvignon Blanc (oh! The name makes sense now!). It is most famous for being the third most important grape in quality Bordeaux. But also excels in the Loire Valley (where it lived before it went to Bordeaux), especially Chinon and Saumur. The wines are bright red in colour, highlight aromatic with raspberries, rose petals, violets along with tobacco, cassis and some herbal elements. The best examples can live as long as any great wine.