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Virgo— 2018 REED Alexia 'Sand & Red Earth' Grenache


There is an allure to this wine, an element of exclusivity, owing to the expression of aged vines. Complex in flavour, yet light and delicate in body. In essence, a truly beautiful wine.

‘Light garnet colour in the glass. Aromas of rose petal, cherry, pomegranate, sweet spice, dustings of pink pepper, light bouquet garni notes and cold old terracotta and earth. Bright and juicy with immediate appeal and complexity perhaps masked by its deliciousness.’

Purity meets practicality, a homage to the Virgoan nature.


Winemaker’s notes

'25% from the young Tscharke Family vineyard in Stonewell and 75% from the 100 plus year old Schlieb’s Garden vineyard in Vine Vale. Hand picked at dawn and driven across the border. Hand destemmed and sorted, followed by wild fermentation and elevage in large format neutral French oak.'


Virgo Season - August 23 to September 23

Ruler | Mercury - Element | Earth - Quality | Mutable


Virgo, the perfectionist.

You are delicate. Intelligent and poised. You are defined by your contribution, by your acts of service. Efficient, accurate, considered. Light, beautiful, impossible and unattainable.

Personified by the virgin goddess of agriculture your fixed, earthy nature likes to have its feet firmly planted on the ground. You like life to go as expected, or rather, as you have planned. You respect methodology and hard work. Recognising that consistency and diligence are the keys to success.

Your practical nature and intelligent mind can make relationships difficult to navigate. You don’t register emotion on a primal level as others do, you are governed by the mind. Rational. Intolerant of messy, unpredictable affairs. Instead, you crave romance as an ideal in its purest form. There is a difficult polarity in this; your level head in impasse with your idealistic heart. Practicality pushes, while romanticism pulls and the outcome is often to abstain entirely, hence the virginal connotations. Love will always be a challenge for the perfectionist. 

You are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication. However, its influence is internal. You channel information like no other, with discreet selectivity. 

Meticulous. You are the aficionado of process with an incredible gift of bringing order out of chaos, illustrating the beauty and perfection you so desire. You live in a material world. 

In your quest for idealism you can be critical of yourself and others. Constant judgement can be both exhaustive and destructive. You are prone to worry and dissatisfaction as your expectations are always high. 

Your soul’s purpose is to help; to assist on a practical level. You are a kind, committed supporter who draws on your clever resourcefulness to solve the problems of those around you. You smooth the edges of the mess which is life.