Gestalt Hypnos Shiraz Pinot 12Pk 2016
Making wines they love to drink, Craig Turnbull and Anthony Pearce, have taken the knowledge they learnt working for others and throw it out the window with their joint venture Gestalt. Sourcing fruit from organic growers in the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley, Anthony and Craig are producing contemporary wines with minimal intervention, and lots of care. Utilising unfashionable varietal such as Savagnin, and Petit Manseng, alongside more classical varietals of the regions such as Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Shiraz, and Mouverdre, they have crafted a fantastic range of blends and single vineyard wines, very much in the style of the new generation of Basket Range producers..
Gestalt wines are hitting the zeitgeist mark but also producing wines of accessibility. That’s the matrix I would like to see more of! Here’s a rendition of the Hunter Valley classic blend.
Hit of clove and cinnamon spice, red cherries, cranberry, something faintly meaty, everything good in bouquet. Soft and plush in the palate, slightly soupy, but the feel is perky and there’s a nice tart, amaro tang to acidity in the darker, sour cherry fruitiness. Fun thing to drink.
Mike Bennie, The Wine Front