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08. Scorpio— 2018 SIGURD 'Red' Grenache Blend


A Grenache, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvèdre blend, made from aged vines. Each variety has had some whole bunch fruit in the ferments, producing a layered palate of red cherry, black plum, gameyness and dried herbs. 

Starting out fresh and finishing on a sweeter note. Grenache, the dominant variety here, is somewhat of a juxtaposition. Darkly fruited, with incredible intensity of flavour, wrapped in a light body. 

This drop is synonymous with Scorpio as the sign of contrasts. Ruled by planets in opposition, this wine has the warmth of Mars and the depth of Pluto. Complex harmony, such is this enigmatic red blend. 

Vintage 2018 
Producer SIGURD 
Category LIGHT RED 


Winemaker’s notes

'Grenache (57%), Syrah (8%), Carignan (14%), Mourvèdre (21%), all the components were fermented separately with around 10 to 14 day ferments with about 20% whole bunch. Fermented in 1000L wooden vats with heading down boards using native yeast, pressed to 1000L wooden vats and 500L used French oak barrels for about 15 months of elevage, left to settle in tank for a week and then bottled. A small amount of sulphur just before bottling.'


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 to the surface while complexity reigns beneath. Depth, danger and complexity. 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, your intensity cannot be ignored.

You sparkle with hypnotic magnetism; a transfixing force iconic to Scorpio. A dangerous allure, energetically polarising; you attract yet repel. Protective of the inner workings of your psyche. Mystery illuminated by fire; desire. It’s this air of ambiguity that makes you so seductive.

Ruled by both Pluto and Mars your energy is transformation, destruction and force. Patient to a point. The provocateur quickly becomes the victim. The sting of the Scorpion may be unspoken, but it is surely felt. A dark cloud descends. Amorphous, unbridled; a deluge.

Your soul’s purpose is to protect and contribute. A powerhouse of strength, drive and determination, collaboration is to resist the urge for control. Temper your ego and open your empathy. Aspiring to contribute your energy to a collective cause will bring you more meaning than going it alone. You are innately protective of others, profoundly paternal and completely loyal in love.

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