Domaine Lucci Red 2014 (3.8/5)
From the cool Adelaide Hills Region (Lucy Margaux Vineyards is influenced by the ocean cool air and located at 500 meters above sea level) this is a "vin de soif" i.e. a wine made to quench thirst.
Grapes are dry farmed and 100% biodynamic. Wines are naturally fermented, without any adulteration, unfined, unfiltered, with minimum SO2 prior to bottling. Wine are aged in a variety of oak barrels.
This Red is a blend of four Rhone varieties. It appears medium+ ruby, good tears and quite cloudy when pop&pour. It becomes much clearer (and cleaner on the nose) on day 2.
On the nose it offers notes of red cherries, strawberry, mulberries, sweet spices and liquorice.
On the palate it's dry, with bracing acidity, medium alcohol, supple tannins, medium body and medium finish. It has an authentically rustic inner core yet dressed with some elegance and finesse. And definitely a wine to quench your thirst when accompanied by authentic food. Indeed it tastes pretty much like the wine my Grandpa used to drink at his own table. And that's not a bad thing at all!
Worth to note: I have left the wine decanting for 1+ day and it does not show any sign of tiredness: on day 2 it's just cleaner, fresher and more focused.
Overall Very Good quality, Approachable Now but I'm really intrigued to see how such a wine will evolve in the next 10 years. High Price. Adelaide Hills, South Australia.