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08. Scorpio— 2021 BLOOD MOON WINES 'Eruption' Cabernet Franc


Tastes like
Lifted, intense berries, fennel and spice, spiked with a lively minty freshness. A succulent summer red with a brisk, yet brilliant freshness that will cool and calm those seething fiery undertones. 

Feels like
Lively, summery, fresh.


Producer Blood Moon Wines
Region Sunbury, Vic, AU
Vintage 2021
Varieties Cabernet Franc
Style Light Red
Made Lo-Fi / Minimal 
Serve Room Temp



Whole bunches were sealed up untouched for 2 weeks, then destemmed. The berries were rolled once a day by hand; ambient yeasts completed the fermentation. Basket pressed to old French oak for 6 months. Unfined, unfiltered. No adds apart from minimal sulphur. Vegan.

I have been growing the grapes for this wine for 6 years now at a vineyard near Riddell’s Creek in the Sunbury region. I use organic practices, which means using mulches, manures and a lot of whipper snipping. The Franc block has a southeastern sloping aspect, which is unusual, and this fruit is usually ripe quite late in vintage. I’ve been making the wine using whole-bunch fermentation all the way through and it’s usually a really interesting mix of intense primary fruit and herbaceous, savoury flavours.


Scorpio Season - October 24 to November 22

Ruler | Pluto & Mars - Element | Water - Quality | Fixed


Scorpio, the perfect storm.

As enigmatic as the ocean. Magnetic in your tidal pull. Calm on the surface while complexity reigns beneath. Dark, deep, dangerous. Electric and transformative, you are the perfect storm.

Coveted emotions. You feel so strongly yet express so rarely. Constrained by a well-controlled nature. A friendly, open approach is your pretence for privacy. You invest so much in others yet reveal so little of yourself. Still, as reserved as you may try to be, you possess an intensity that cannot be ignored.

You sparkle with hypnotic magnetism - a transfixing force iconic to Scorpio. A dangerous allure. Energetically polarising; you attract and repel. Mystery illuminated by fire; desire. It’s this air of ambiguity that makes you so seductive.

Ruled by both Mars and Pluto your energy is transformational. A pure force; amorphous and unbridled. Patient to a point, the provocateur quickly becomes the victim. The sting of the Scorpion may be unspoken, but it is surely felt.

A powerhouse of strength, drive and determination, your need for control can be tempered. Soften your ego and lean into your empathy. Share more. You are immensely private, innately protective, profoundly paternal and loyal in love.

Passionate, powerful, volatile. Creative and mesmerising. In a word; addictive.