A blend of Grenache, Mataro and Alicante Bouschet. When we make our Alicante Bouschet each vintage the skins of the grapes are not needed. Instead, we co-ferment them with early picked Grenache and Mataro to make our Frugal Farmer. The addition of the Alicante skins to the ferment gives tannin, spice and a vibrant garnet colour to the wine. We think this resourcefulness would get a quiet nod from the early Barossa pioneer families and you get a light-bodied, lower alcohol, wine to enjoy. Win-win! The Frugal Farmer is medium bodied yet full flavoured and is lower in alcohol than many other red wines. The 2018 vintage of this wine particularly stands out for its striking bright garnet colour, outstanding structure and mouthfeel.
- Winemaker’s Notes