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90% Shiraz, 10% Malbec

South Australia


Producer Notes

Misfits Wine Company

Like a 32 waist in a fat man store, Misfits Wine Co. doesn't seem to fit in. At the heart of this outfit are 3 unexpected wine souls, all about the produce, not about conforming to the current ideology of the 'wine selling set.' Chris Columbus wanna-be's are in business; Misfits is a part of a whole new winemaking culture ready to be discovered. Misfits Productions rejects convention, doing whatever it takes to make the best product possible.

Misfits Wine Company Talks About Cycle Buff Beauty

It's back! We have sold out every vintage of this stunner and the latest version, 90% Shiraz and 10% Malbec from 22 year old vines, does not disappoint. Classic blend…hah. Really nothing classic about the blend. Only in modern day Australia does a Rhône varietal and a Bordeaux varietal join to make delicious wine with a label featuring scantily clad beauties running away from a crazed biker gang. Malbec and Shiraz is just the beginning of the madness.

Average Price: $17


Featured Red

Tait "The Ball Buster"
Barossa Valley

TAIT created “The Ball Buster” to fill a niche market in the USA for a Barossa Valley Shiraz based wine. The focus was on getting a quality wine in the bottle for that particular price point.

Sitting down with our neighbors, a thesaurus and the wine in our glasses, we brainstormed many ideas for the wine and back label. We laughed how the wine industry can ‘bust your balls’ and cause blood, sweat and tears. So, with our ideas in mind, the discussions with our US importer and our US agent’s brilliant word-play ability, ‘The Ball Buster’ was created.

Average Price: $24


Paul Cluver ChardonnayFeatured White

Paul Cluver Chardonnay
Elgin, South Africa

This wine was 100% wild fermented in a selection of French oak barrels. (40% new, the rest 2 3 and 4 fill.) Lees stirring and barrel rolling was implemented, but to a much lesser degree than previous years. The wine remained on the lees for a total of nine months without any Sulphur addition. Limited malolactic fermentation occurred (less than 15%), all without inoculation. After tasting and blending trials, the wine was assembled from the best barrels, stabilised and prepared for bottling.

Average Price: $16.99