2020 La Petite Vanguard Corsair Red Blend
The 2020 La Petite Vanguard Corsair Red Blend with both fresh red, almost crushed strawberry fruits from the Tinta Barroca, and broody dark fruits from the Touriga & Roriz it’s already drinking beautifully.
Vanguardist Wines is, in it's heart, a collaborative project between three friends, each from varying walks of life, that came to the realisation (after many a late evening in the sleepy town of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) that they held the same ideals about wine. They all have jobs and take time outside of their everyday lives so that they have their own creative licence to produce wines that they love to drink.
With their enthusiasm and slight obsession with France, and a vision for this wine to be a pirate blend of three Portuguese varieties - Tinta Barroca, Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz...the CORSAIR was born.Harvested by hand and fermented separately in open-top 1t fermenters, these wines were gently plunged daily for 2-3 weeks before being basket pressed.
The three wines were held in a mixture of barriques (228L) and puncheons (500L) for about four months before being blended, prior to bottling without fining or filtration.