Melck’s Blended Red
Tasting notes: Aromas of sweet berries, chocolate and spice are followed by an elegant mouthfeel of lush black fruit, some stewed plums and hints of cloves. Silky tannins add backbone to the fruit bomb, whilst subtle oak adds texture and a touch of weight and fresh acidity makes for a clean, lengthy finish.
Pairs well with: A drink-with-everything type of wine, it will be a good partner to a homemade burger or a rich and savoury spaghetti bolognaise.
Label inspiration: Owner Rijk Melck tells the story “We were sitting having a glass of wine, back in 2001, discussing the possibility of making an everyday drinking wine. We were not sure what to call it and had no idea what the label should look like. Our daughter, Isabella (age 6), was sitting on the floor drawing with her crayons. Suddenly she came to me and presented me this drawing. I thought it looked very funky and decided that the face captured the look and feel of how we wanted the wine to be.”