COUNTRY/REGION: Australia/Barossa Valley.
GRAPES: 100% Grenache.
VINEYARD NOTES: The Grenache fruit is sourced from low yielding old bush vines which are hand pruned to 50-60 buds per vine. These old vines are grown on their own roots rather than grafted rootstock, naturally limiting the canopy growth and allowing for better fruit exposure to sunlight.
This exposure ensures even ripening of the grapes with enhanced fruit flavour esters and colour ripeness. The fruit is hand picked very late in the season at optimal ripeness.
TASTING NOTES: A long, gentle growing season combined with the natural cooling aspect of the Eastern Ridge of the Barossa Valley allowed our highly treasured and gnarled 50 - 80 year old Grenache vines to produce fruit with wonderful levels of freshness and balance in 2017.
Opening with bright red cherry and redcurrant fruit on the nose complemented by subtle hints of hibiscus flower and clean red earth this wine has both freshness and complexity. On the palate there are crunchy red berry and orchard fruits and subtle spice character that are tightly wrapped up in a swathe of powdery tannins which carry the wine through to a long and balanced finish.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.