19 Crimes Red Blend, 2013
NINETEEN CRIMES turned criminals into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues guilty of those crimes were sentenced to Australia rather than death. This punishment by “transportation” began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. The roughhewn prisoners who reached Australia lived in servitude under the lash. Pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country, and new lives, brick by brick.
About the Wine
Nineteen crimes turned criminal into colonists.
Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by ‘transportation’ began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick. This wine celebrates the rules they broke and the culture they built.
It would be a crime not to drink it!
About the Vintage
Above average spring rains provided favorable growing conditions for the vines and consistent fruit set across all varieties. The mild summer that followed allowed for even veraison and ideal conditions for ripening. Full flavor and aroma profiles were observed with a balanced fruit, acid and tannin structure producing wines of outstanding quality.
Color: Vibrant red and maroon hues extend from the core of the glass.
Nose: Sweet vanilla and chocolate aromas are supported by fresh and juicy red berry fruits.
Palate: Full of flavor, luscious and rich fruit is balanced by layers of vanilla oak. Finishing round and soft with an appeal that consumers find very hard to resist and keep you coming back
• Unique wine with a real story
• Engaging packaging
• Each cork branded with a crime
• Black matte-frosted bottle
• Great imported wine at great price
• New, male-targeted Australian offering
Vineyard Region: South Eastern Australia Harvest Date: March 2013
Alcohol: 13.0% w/v
Maturation: 6 months American Oak Residual Sugar: 17g/L
Bottling Date: October 2013
Peak Drinking: Ideal for consumption now Grape Variety: Shiraz, Sangiovese, Grenache