A celebration of the dogged stubbornness of two McLaren Vale families, who persisted with their plots of Grenache, when others implored them to turn their land to other pursuits. From very old bush vines each vineyard eighty years plus, they make a contemporary Grenache with fragrance, succulence and fine boned structure
Each parcel is hand picked to preserve freshness and vibrancy, keeping 5% as whole bunches and gently de- stemming the balance to retain whole berries. It is then allowed it to cold soak for 3 days to capture aromatics. Fermentation commenced naturally (using natural yeasts), it was hand plunged or pumped over and tasted twice daily to assess flavour and colour extraction. After a gentle basket press, the wine was matured in a 5000 litre old French oak foudre, and a selection of 500l puncheons. Bottled without fining or filtration.
Layers of cool blue and red fruit lift with layers of allspice and cardamom to entice, supported by a gentle creaminess, which progresses to the palate exhibiting a deep fruit weight kept bright, nervy, and fleshy and filed down nicely by fine and savoury tannin line.
Ideal serving temperature is 16 °C, we suggest you try with your local version of the food of the many homes Grenache – the various cures of black pig from Spain, the toasted wild yeast bread and smashed tomato of the Priorat, and the smoked veal sausages of the Rhone Valley. Cool cellaring between 5 years to 8 years will be rewarded.
Blend: 100% Shiraz
Closure: Screw Cap
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes