The ‘Old Quarter’ is relatively new, as Alkina was born in 2015 under the watchful eye of wine impresario Alejandro Bulgheroni. Their portfolio is focused on terroir, respectfully tending old vines with a modern, biodynamic philosophy that embraces individuality. ‘Old Quarter’ stems from small, unique plots with distinct flavor profiles to create a beautiful meld of traditional, dark-fruited Barossa with killer, food-friendly acidity.
From the oldest vines on the property (60 years), this has a floral nose with violets and roses, stemmy whole-bunch influence and plenty of red berries and blueberries. The palate has a fresh, upright feel with quite assertive but supple tannins. Plush, brambly berry flavors. The bunchy firmness needs time to settle in. A blend of 50% grenache, 30% shiraz and 20% mataro.