Alpha Box & Dice 2017 Kit & Kaboodle White Blend
Based in South Australia, Alpha Box & Dice is a winery that constantly pushes the boundaries by creating wines of sincere quality and interest. So what does the name mean? “Alpha” stands for alphabet, “box & dice” meaning a complete set in order to create an alphabet of wines. Alpha Box & Dice sources grapes from farmers across South Australia, sourcing only the best fruit possible, experimenting with varieties known worldwide and that are often relatively undiscovered in Australia. Look for Ripasso, Nero D’Avola and Dolcetto varieties.
An interesting field blend of some interesting varietals including chenin blanc, gewurtztraminer, gruner veltliner and riesling, each varietal plays its role well adding different elements to create a textural, flavourful and exciting wine. Elements of acidity provide crunchy texture, with beautiful floral and spice notes, the malolactic fermentation of the riesling adds a creamy mouth feel. The gewurtz and gruner add spice and floral notes and on the nose you will find ginger spice and flowers whilst on the palate look for green apples and mouth watering acidity, followed by fresh ginger, spice and flowers. A well balanced, textural and interesting wine.
Enjoy me with
This textural and floral white works extremely well with grilled fish and fresh seafood, however with the acidity from the Chenin Blanc and Riesling we pair this wine with sardines on the BBQ finished with sea salt, a generous splash of lemon juice and a pinch of paprika. Match this with shaved fennel, orange, black olive and caper salad and you have a winning combination.