Gestalt Tessera Malbec 12Pk 2018
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..
”“From the well-known name of Armagh (vineyard) in Clare Valley comes this unfiltered, unfined, natural fermented expression of red wine. A dynamic project here, now seemingly stretching a little further each year. It’s been great to see.
Slurpy red of hearty, deep, dark berry-cherry fruit character, some earthiness and a presence of dried herbs or undergrowth-like character. It’s immediately appealing from the sweet-savoury mesh of aromas, settles in the palate in a soft float of inky fruit and stretches well on fresh acidity and a velvety pull of thick tannin. Generous red with vitality on its side. Very good, you’d say.” Mike Bennie, The Wine Front