There’s a bit of change going on at Clovely Estate. Former winemaker and CEO Luke Fitzpatrick has moved on and taking his place is Sarah Boyce and Stefano Radici. The change doesn’t stop there with the label and logo getting a little shake up here, and I like it!

A blend of the Mediterranean varieties grown, this is a fruit salad of sorts, but a lot of fun and most importantly, tasty booze.

Shiraz (36%), Nebbiolo (34%), Grenache (14%), Barbera (6%), Sangiovese (6%) and Mourverdre (3%) make the starting line up. I’m sure blending this wine would have been an interesting experience.

The wine itself is attractive leaving you with much to ponder. Red flowers, earth, lead pencil shavings, strawberries and savoury herbs add to a flavoursome landscape. A fine dusting of black pepper runs through stealthily.

It’s not a wine that will win a lot of medals, but will surely win a lot of hearts purely because it is so approachable. Pizza and pasta would be perfect partners, although the back label suggests pecorino cheese, charcuterie or osso bucco. Whatever the food choice, you’ll be sure to be grinning.

A have now type, I’d go back for more of this simply for its approachability. Tick!

Region: South Burnett
RRP: $22
Source: Sample

Review by Queensland Wine