The term ‘The Green Room’ refers to a performer (or wine in this case) that is not quite ready for the big stage. While this offering may not be the most well-known of Taras’ wines, it will soon see its time on stage. It is made in a very approachable and slurpable style, yet a wine that pleases the other senses as much as the palate. This wine is all about coiled tension. The wine is built more like the 2013 with less Grenache than the 2014. 82% Grenache and 18% Syrah, handpicked early the morning from a single site in the western reaches of the Vale, the grapes were cold soaked for six days (100% whole bunch) until fermentation occurred spontaneously. The juice spent 85 days on skins with frequent pigeage. After the ferment ceased, it was basket pressed to neutral barrels for 4 months of aging. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with minimal SO2.
Hyped up perfume. Rose water, lipstick, red currants, black pepper, violets. Wow. Makes you want to dive in. Whips through the palate with crunchy, dry fruitiness. Really even, super vibrant, juicy to the max. Big gulps. Sunshiney summery red wine of the highest order.