Producer: Express Winemakers
Category: Wine - Still - Red
Grapes: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Malbec, and Pinot Noir
Region: Western Australia, Australia
Subregion: South West Australia
Appellation: Great Southern
Ryan O'Meara at Express Winemakers is making fun wines with a serious edge out of WA's Great Southern region.
This red is a great case in point. The Drinking Wine is built for casual lunches or a cheeky drink in the park with friends.
It's made from Grenache, Mourvedre, Malbec and Syrah, all from organic farms across Margaret River and Great Southern.
This is the best version of this wine to date - juicy, crunchy and brimming with life.
It's hard to imagine a red wine that is easier to drink.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Express Winemakers are about producing wines that are uniquely expressive of their origins. We currently lease and manage four small vineyards in the Mount Barker and Porongurup sub-regions of Western Australia’s Great Southern. We feel that the cool climate and ancient decomposed granite soils of the Great Southern lends itself to low yielding vines producing high quality fruit, which is necessary to make expressive minimal intervention wines.
We farm our vineyards using organic practices eschewing the use of synthetic chemicals. We don’t irrigate our vineyards forcing the vines to send roots deep into the sub-soil. Our fruit is all hand harvested and crushed by foot, commonly employing whole bunches including the stalks. Both primary and malo-lactic fermentation occur spontaneously with native yeast and bacteria. Movement of the wine is kept to a minimum and no fining or filtration is used. We believe that these practices as well as being better for the environment, help create delicious wines that express a sense of place.