Alpha Box and Dice are slaves to the grapes. That’s their unofficial mantra during vintage. Everything is at the mercy of mother nature and you work until the work is done. Long hours, hard work but damn it’s fun. The Mistress is a tribute to the workers of vintage, those who sacrifice family, friends and relationships to turn great grapes into fine wine.
Alpha Box and Dice, The Mistress is whole berry pressed in the Adelaide Hills. Wild fermented for 10 days on skins with gentle plunging twice daily before being gently basket pressed to old french barriques for 10 months.
On the nose there is curing leather with plums, black olive and dusty spices. The palate has Chalky tannins housing an earthy rustic and spice-laden palate, kept alive by a subtle yet dynamic acid that builds length beyond the savoury finish.