$35.00 / bottle

$420.00 / case (12)

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Crafted from a combination of older and younger, bush vine and trellis, Willunga and Kangarilla Grenache. Certified organic and biodynamic.

 

Following a wet winter in 2017, the vines were set up well for the growing season. Summer and early Autumn were unusually dry, keeping disease pressure low. Favourable summer ripening weather with daytime temperatures in the high twenties, with cool nights, led to fruit in great condition at picking. This translated to a very civilised vintage, with all fruit coming into the winery in outstanding condition and in a very timely fashion. A standout vintage.

Handled lightly to allow the fruit to shine. Hand-picked, cold soaked for 4 days when the indigenous yeast kicked off. 18% whole bunch clusters in the bottom of open fermenters. Completed malolactic fermentation, then matured for a further 10 months in a second use 4500L foudre.

COLOUR
Light, bright cherry red
BOUQUET
Red fruits, herbal tones and Christmas spice
PALATE
Complex, textured and savoury. Raspberry and cranberry dominate, while pink musk and herbal tones carry through. Bright acid and fine tannins keep it fresh.
VARIETY
Grenache 100%
HARVEST DATE
12th & 16th March 2018
OAK TREATMENT
12 months - 2-year-old large format oak (foudre)
ANALYSIS
Alc: 14% vol, pH: 3.42, TA: 6.1g/L, GF: 0.9g/L
Grenache