Tim Adams purchased the old Leasingham winery and vineyards in January 2011 as Accolade Wines sold off many of their assets, re-naming the winery after his mentor, the legendary ‘Mr Mick’ Knappstein.
The Mr Mick range now offers some of the Clare Valley’s most affordable ‘regional’ wines [e.g. Shiraz, Riesling] and also allows Tim Adams the opportunity to experiment with different varieties and wine styles [e.g. Vermentino and Novo Sangiovese]
Included in the range is a Pinot Gris, the one wine produced by Tim Adams from fruit grown outside of the Clare Valley [Limestone Coast]
All wines under this label are line priced and sit comfortably under the $20 retail price point
Western Australian consumers have an affinity with South Australian red wines in particular and accordingly the Mr Mick Cabernet Merlot, Tempranillo and Shiraz have been the best received in this market.
The Mr Mick Shiraz, as expected, displays strong regional characters and drinks well beyond its modest price point.
The Tempranillo is an extremely good Australian take on this classic Spanish variety and is priced to compete head to head with the flood of good quality, entry level Spanish reds.
And the Mr Mick Rose [Sangiovese / Tempranillo] is a cracking wine, pale in colour with excellent fruit and perfect balance