2017 Travis Tausend Agori Red
Agori means boy in Greek. This is a family wine, and one that was conceived whilst Travis’s partner Nikki was pregnant with their son Ari. Nikki managed the pick, Travis made the winemaking decisions, and Ari’s contribution in dads words “was growing well and being a fucking legend”. A blend of 80% Merlot, 18% Pinot & 2% shiraz. The shiraz is picked off wild vines that grow amongst the sauvignon blanc vines. 15% of the Merlot is whole bunch which was foot stomped, the remainder destemmed. All work was done by hand. The Merlot and Pinot were fermented separately then blended. It is an easy drinking wine, slurpable and juicy, yet the Merlot brings fine tannins. A Great value wine.