VANDAL

Marlborough
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Gonzo Combat Rouge

Southern Valleys, Marlborough

Pinot Noir and Viognier

A carefree style, best enjoyed with a good chill and good friends! Striving for drinkability and freshness, the Combat Rouge is created with carbonic fermentation which softens tannins and accentuates aromatics and fruit. Very expressive with primary berry fruits layered with savory herbal notes on the nose. The palate is supple and juicy, finishing with a fine tannin profile.

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Two of the three friends behind the Vandal side project must remain anonymous because of promotional conflicts with their day jobs as prominent winemakers. Under the radar, they make this uniquely kiwi cuvee with a nod to both Beaujolais and the Northern Rhone of France. A blend of whole cluster grapes, both white and red, are allowed to spontaneously ferment with the native yeast in a sealed container.

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