Well it's been a breathless start for Tonic Wines. It's the end of March now and the wines have been in bottle about two months. They've settled down nicely now and their distinct characters are starting to shine through. A sincere thank you to everyone who has given the wines a go so far.
The juicy, fresh, light to medium bodied style of the Grenache has been a bit of a hit. If it's a hot day don't even hesitate to pop it in the fridge for half an hour to get the temperature down a bit. It's crisper and much more refreshing that way. We are down to our last seven dozen of this wine so if you want to try some in a mixed dozen, get in quick.
The Mataro is darker fruited, a bit fuller and slightly more brooding at this youthful stage, though without any new oak used, it is still pretty light on its feet and crammed full of fresh fruit.
The elements of the Chardonnay: texture from the skin contact, oak from a small new barrel portion and the layered Adelaide Hills fruit, have all started to integrate together nicely. It's a cracking drink - refreshing yet complex - just what we were after.