Ministry of Clouds Tempranillo Grenache 2018 What do you get when you mix the flair and panache of Spain, with the elegance and sophistication of France. Why you get this Ministry of Clouds Tempranillo Grenache 2017 blend from McLaren Vale in Australia
Hand-picked, open-fermented, hand-plunged, basket-pressed and matured in French oak. This is a seriously good wine with intensity and harmony. It combines the bright notes of dry grown Tempranillo, with the perfume and succulence of old vine Grenache; medium bodied and deliciously moreish
Ideal serving temperature is 16 °C… Enjoy over a shared grazing meal, this food friendly versatile wine works a treat with a good selection of flavours from a platter of cured meats to, chorizo prawns to pizzas, pastas, quail and duck dishes. Cool cellaring between to 5 years to 8 years will be rewarded.
Ministry of Clouds Tempranillo Grenache 2018 is different, in a very good way. Wineries are normally created by youngish winemakers wanting to stamp their own identity on the grapes, or by wealthy couples looking for their own tree or grape change. Ministry of Clouds is neither. Rather it is a husband and wife team with a wealth of experience in corporate wine sales and marketing. They reached the height of large corporate wineries, only to leave this stability and predictability to create their own winery. Based in McLaren Vale, they also source fruit from as far away as Tasmania and the Clare Valley, always working with the best winemakers of the region. Formed in 2012, they have become the darling of sommeliers and wine critics alike.