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  • Sourced from a single block of Bush Vines planted in 1962 at 225m altitude
  • Hand picked, destemmed and whole berry sorted to open fermentation with 10% whole bunches.
  • While particularly elegant and appetising now it will grow more robust in time

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark Red
Nose This is particularly sinuous in form, with elegant aromas of white pepper, dried fig, and quince paste.
Palate savoury flavours of anise and gunmetal; it has darker, perhaps more serious flavours than various types of cherry-to-raspberry common to many Grenache wines.
Food Pairing Panko crumbed pork cutlet with rosemary roasted potatoes and seeded mustard jus
Cellaring 10-15 Years
Notes 100% Grenache matured in old French oak for 7.5 months.
Variety Grenache
Body Medium - Full Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage 2016
Region McLaren Vale
Country Australia
Sustainability None
Alcohol 14.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Stelvin
McLaren Vale
The McLaren Vale wine region is located less than an hours drive south of Adelaide, along the coastline.

Shiraz is by far the most widely planted variety, and the most important variety for the region, accounting for about 50% of the total crush. Every winery in the region will likely be producing at least one or more Shiraz wines, and with the wide range of unique terroirs available, each influenced by the maritime climate in unique ways, each Shiraz will have its own regional nuances.

Shiraz produced in McLaren Vale will often exhibit chocolate and coffee notes, with a little less pepper than those from Barossa Valley, and are often blended with Grenache. Other red varieties grown include Cabernet Sauvignon (and Merlot blends) Sangiovese, Tempranillo, Petit Verdot, Tannat and Zinfandel. The main white variety would be Chardonnay, however Semillon and it's common blending partner Sauvignon Blanc are made, alongside lesser amounts of Riesling, Pronto Bianco, Vermentino and Fiano.

If you plan to visit McLaren Vale there are over 65 cellar doors so you'll be spoiled for choice, ranging from the small-boutique wineries to very large wineries. The drive from McLaren Vale up to the Barossa Valley is very scenic, passing over the rolling Adelaide Hills, and though the quaint German-settled town of Hahndorf.
James Halliday's Wine Companion
From a single block of bush vines planted in '62, destemmed but whole berries, 10% whole bunch, open fermented, 13 days on skins, aged in seasoned barrels for 7 months. Heady aromas of raspberries, star anise and a dash of Mediterranean herbs. Lovely balance and a succulence on the medium-bodied palate where ripe, sandy tannins kick in. Pitch-perfect now.


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