Born in the 1990s through Drew Dowie and Norm Doole’s frustration at having to send their fruit to other wineries to vinify, Dowie Doole came to set a precedent for McLaren Vale. The winery’s range is an exploration of this region’s terroirs and the many varieties that generations of grape growers have brought with them from Europe. A great marriage of tradition, innovation and a little rebel spirit can be found in all their cuvées. From complex Shiraz, spicy Grenache and Tempranillo blend, to elegant Chenin Blanc, their range is one of the most interesting and contemporary in the region.
Dowie Doole’s Hooley Dooley Red is a delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot grapes. Rich crimson in colour with a beautiful bouquet of dark berries, liquorice and spices. The palate is long and flavoursome exhibiting blackcurrant and dark chocolate flavours complemented by spicy, vanillin oak. The tannins are fine, long and soft making it ideal for early drinking.
Goes great with pizza, mild Indian takeaways and at the BBQ!