K and I are avid wine drinkers. We love having a good bottle with friends, family or just when we are having a party for two. We are always interested in wines from others countries but also the ones that are in right in our own backyard. We have been trying to keep a list of all the wines we have been drinking, but the list doesn’t seem to be working out. We usually forget to write them down. So I have decided to make a page devoted to just to wines. This way we have a list of what we have been drinking AND since I love taking pictures and staging things, I won’t forget. Sounds simple right? Now lets see if it works.
Devil’s Marbles Merlot 2007
This wine is soft and plumy with round juicy flavors that coat the palate with a wonderful lushness, nice structure and backbone.
From what I have read, the Devil’s Marbles are large granite rocks sitting in the outback of Australia. Aboriginal mythology says they are the eggs of the legendary red earth and blue sky colors saturate the Devil’s Marbles vineyards as the vines thrive in the red terra rossa soils and abundant sunshine during the warm dry summers and cool winters. This combined with the proximity to the sea creates a Mediterranean climate typical of all the great wine growing regions of the world. This unique climate combined with shallow soils overlaying a layer of limestone creates wines with intense flavours typical of great Australian wines. The vineyards are located in the highly sought after Limestone Coast region of South Australia.
Producer: Devil’s Marbels
Sells for approximately $8 a bottle.
Rating from K: * * *