Hither and Yon Carignan
WHY WE LOVE IT
- A super fruity wine with some serious juice. Raspberries, blueberries and mulberries are balanced nicely by savory notes of liquorice and dried herbs, with just enough sweetness and a lingering finish.
- Vegan friendly wine.
- It’s a vibrant, lighter style of red, perfect for those warmer months.
- Produced in Sand Road, McLaren Vale. Growers Richard and Malcolm Leask. Geology is Christies Beach Formation, which consists of
alluvial sand, silty clay and gravel lenses.
Varietal Composition: 100% Carignan
Elaboration: This wine is largely a combination of the first two batches, bright and delicious, made in square open 4-tonne stainless steel fermenters, kept separate, then blended, including a small portion of the natural ferment. Transferred to 3-4 year old French Oak puncheons for 6 months then screen filtered ready for bottle. Bottled on November 5th, 2021 sealed under both Stelvin screwcap and Neutrocork premium. Interested to see how each of the parcels develop, 350 dozen of each made.
Tasting Notes: Summer berries, malt biscuits, woody-gum, stoke character. Super fruity wine with some real character. The berries (raspberry, blueberry, mulberry) are juicy and brambly, liquorice and dried herbs (laurel and thyme) add a savory nip, and there is a lolly sweetness but this is balanced out with fresh acidity. It has quite a soft, lovely lingering finish, young tannins, refreshing, spring/summer type red, we call it our “caravan” wine.
2021 – 90 James Suckling | 90 Vinous
2020 – 92 James Suckling | 91 James Halliday
2019 – 91 James Suckling
Established in 1980 by their parents, Richard and Malcolm Leask have shaken up the status quo, creating “a significant culture of change” in South Australia’s McLaren Vale. The brothers are futurists, embracing innovation and planting alternative varieties to attract a new generation of wine lovers while helping to save their part of the planet. Hither & Yon is South Australia’s first carbon-neutral certified winery.
Regenerative agriculture – “from grass to glass” – is the foundation of the Leask brothers’ philosophy toward producing award-winning wine and protecting the environment. Regenerative agriculture is a dynamic, holistic system emphasizing carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and soil nutrition as a way of conserving water and naturally nourishing the vines.