De Lisio Quarterback Red Blend
WHY WE LOVE IT
- Teamwork is the inspiration for this blend, all working and pulling together to achieve what is necessary to become a winner. The four mainstays of McLaren Vale meld together to form this uneatable team.
- Vines age from 45 years to 80 years.
Varietal Composition: 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Shiraz, 23% Grenache and 20% Merlot
Elaboration: Fermented, 7 to 10 days on skins, in small open five tonne fermenters. Aged 18 months in 85% French Oak and 15% American Oak 225 Litre French Barriques, 20% new and 80% second use
Tasting Notes: Quarterback delivers soft, well-worn leather with tart blackcurrant and blackberry in a strong first run. Come back for more and you’ll be greeted by prune, cherry and strawberry, backed by charcoal, toasted caramel and toffee apple.
De Lisio Wines is a proudly family owned and operated McLaren Vale winery, founded in 2002, and continuing to produce award-winning, highly sought after wines. Winemaker Tony De Lisio has viticulture’s tendrils snaking their way through his family in South Australia where he first grew vines in Clarendon with his father, as well as back in his native Italy where De Lisios continue to tend vines and orchards around Castellino.