A variety with over a century of history in McLaren Vale, though its popularity has ebbed and flowed over the years.
Known for its ripe fruits and savoury, earthy under-currents, it provides a generous, robust mouth feel and loose-knit tannin structure. In the past a small percentage of Mataro would be used to bolster colour and structure in our Shiraz.
Our small block planted at the base of the hill enjoys all the sun it can get, often being the last variety to be picked each year.
Fruit is hand harvested, crushed & destemmed then hand plunged utilising open top fermentation. Following 12 days on skins, traditional basket pressing in our 1928 basket press is employed. The wine then matures in seasoned French oak puncheons for around 6 months.
Colour: Deep ruby.
Nose: Lively Rose petal and violet aromas intermingle with strawberry and earthy forest floor notes.
Palate: Bright red fruits, spice and black cherry. Crunchy acidity and fine powdery tannins help to enhance freshness.
Bright, juicy and delicious!
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Released June 2019, this popular Grenache is bright, elegant and delicious!
Our longstanding passion for Grenache inspired our ambition to produce a vibrant dry rosé.
A fresh, juicy and aromatic wine with delicate structure.