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The nights are getting cooler and the leaves will soon be turning yellow. With that comes the celebration and enjoyment of red wine in particular. I have been asked over the years, how do I go about cellaring wine and what is the best temperature to serve my wines? When it comes to temperature, the answer is ‘it depends.’ Most people might say ‘room temperature’ when talking about a red, but it depends on the style of red. The best temperature for sparkling wine is different to white and different again for red. It then varies further based on the varietal.

As we are now over the peak of summer (and can I just say what a particula...

No expense spared, nor have any short cuts been taken in making my Reserve McLaren Vale Shiraz wine.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from a famous patch of dirt in Blewitt Springs, which is a sub region of McLaren Vale located out the back of the district. This iconic 74 year old vineyard produces only 2.5 tonnes per acre of prize fruit which is fought over by the district's winemakers each year.

Starting life in the winery in an open top fermenter, then ‘must’ is hand shovelled into a basket press to be seasoned in 40% new to 60% old, large (Puncheon) oak barrels. After 18 months of maturation, each barrel is individually judge...

I don't often make strongly regional wines, as I tend to forgo regional and varietal character in order to make a wine that is more drinkable. Thus my 2016 McLaren Vale Shiraz is somewhat of an enigma for me.

In making my first McLaren Vale Shiraz under my Handcrafted Enfant Terrible label, I was looking to create a wine that would sit extremely well in a line-up of my favourite McLaren Vale Shiraz's; Scarpantoni Block 3 Shiraz, Kay Brothers Basket Pressed Shiraz and Mr Riggs Piebald Syrah.

Sourced from 3 distinct McLaren Vale sub region vineyards; Blewitt Springs, Seaview Heights and Tatachilla Road (The Golden Mile), this wine ta...

2017 is simply my finest vintage ever! On February the 18th during the hustle and bustle of vintage, I welcomed my daughter Jacqueline Francesca Marin into this world. To commemorate the happiest day of my life, I have named the first of my 2017 released wine after her; The Enfant Terrible ‘Jacqueline’ Rosé.

Now that I have filled your head with traditional Rosé winemaking techniques and grape varieties, you can disregard all I have mentioned, as I now explore the unconventional path.

The Jacqueline Rosé is stylistic, similar in nature to Champagne where each bottle tastes the same (House Style) irrespective of vintage variation. M...

Rosé wines are made from a wide variety of grapes (both white and red). In Australia it is very common for Rosé to be single variety wines made from Shiraz, Pinot Noir or Grenache. In 2006 while working in the historical home of Rosé in the South East of France, winemakers tended to blend multiple grape varieties like; Cinsault, Mourvédre (Mataro), Gamay and Carignan to create drier, elegant, softer wines than their sweeter and fruitier Australian counterparts.   

There are three major ways to produce Rosé wine and the process plays an important part in the resultant wine; the depth or shade of colour and the flavour and mout...

In 2016 we said goodbye to several famous musicians and Hollywood actors and hello to a new American President. In 2017, we have witnessed several atrocities across the world including the Manchester bombing and the Grenfell Tower fire in England. The world of Australian wine has had some changes too and has changed fundamentally over the last 50 years. I wanted to share my personal take and memories on the changes with you.

In the 1960’s Aussies were really just starting to develop a taste for table wines as they transcend fortified wines with names like ‘Burgundy’, ‘Claret’ and ‘Sparkling Pearl’. I wasn’t even a twinkle in my pa...

February 12, 2017

Many customers have commented about the unconventional addition of Grüner Veltliner to my Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. They have also commented that it tastes quite refreshing for a Chardonnay and not heavy like some more traditional Chardonnays. In this post I want to discuss the changing profile of Chardonnay, what is Grüner Veltliner and why I blended a small portion (1.5%) into my 2015 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.

I was still studying winemaking in the early 2000’s and too young to remember the highly oaked, overtly ripe, buttery Chardonnay’s that took the world by storm in the late 80’s early 90’s. Over the last 15 years, I have...

The 20th Annual Palm Beach Old Mal Log Rally will return in 2016, with thanks to the generous support of Naked Wines as a major sponsor. Pete English, President PBLB, Inc. is thrilled to extend the invite to the Naked Wines’ surfing winemakers. Joining the surf festival for the first time is independent winemaker James-Paul Marin. Surfing has always been a large part of James’ life and has been a big influence on his winemaking journey.

September 27, 2016

Enfant Terrible – “A person who behaves in an unconventional or controversial way.”

There’s something very engaging about someone who has the courage of their convictions. Someone who not only talks-the-talk but is prepared to walk-the-walk, even if that means flying in the face of conventional wisdom and expectations. Someone who’s prepared to back their own judgement, skills and dreams in order to deliver the goods.

Meet James-Paul Marin and his brand-spanking-new Enfant Terrible range. A distinguished winemaker with 15 years experience and a fierce determination to make the world a better place – one wine and one tree at a time.

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