(From 2008 Vintage) The 2008 Stump Jump Red has a nose of ripe and juicy red fruits and fresh plums mixed with dark cherry, rhubarb and cardamon. The palate is soft and generous, with juicy fresh red berries, mulberry and a hint of pomegranate. Underlying is a more subtle layer of plum stone, star anise and cinnamon which adds complexity and interest, with soft powdery tannins to finish.
The Stump Jumps are a ‘pigeon pair’, and the Stump Jump white’s sibling is a good example of the result of blending the two backbone varieties of McLaren Vale, Grenache and Shiraz. Both Grenache and Shiraz once called the Rhône Valley home, but after over a hundred years in McLaren Vale, they are pretty well settled here! Once picked, the fruit is gently crushed in our ‘Demoisy’ open mouthed, rubber toothed crusher and pumped into submerged cap open fermenters. Following fermentation, The Stu...
Wine Spectator(From 2009 Vintage) "Light and lively, with pretty floral apple flavors at the fore, remaining on the finish with hints of grapefruit and spice in a refreshing style. Riesling, Marsanne and Sauvignon Blanc. Drink now. 5,000 cases imported."