Mike Bennie: The rise and rise, off a small base, of more lo-fi wines in Coonawarra, is quite a thing.
Australian wine writer Mike Bennie recently reviewed our 2018 Alternates Cabernet Franc:
"The rise and rise, off a small base, of more lo-fi wines in Coonawarra, is quite a thing. And clever – a help reinventing and drawing gaze to the region, much needed.
This is delicious. Crunchy with red berries, but with weight, with good, fine tannins and just generally delightful! Has a good slosh in the palate, dark and broody, but lifts emphatically and wonderfully on fresh wisps of acidity. Under medium weight and just so darn delicious. Wicked drinking."