2017 Whole Bunch Grenache
This Grenache is sourced from a single site in the warmer
southern parts of McLaren vale.
Made using a unique small batch winemaking technique to
produce a wine of difference and expression. Whole
bunches of ripe Grenache are put into a sealed fermenter
to allow for a whole berry carbonic maceration for 5 days.
The fruit is then foot stomped to break the berries and
then left to complete fermentation. It spent 21 days in
total fermenting on skins and stalks.
Post maturation some wine from the same vineyard was
blended (25%) to this whole bunch Grenache to aid its
balance and finesse showing intense varietal character with
a fresh red fruit and spice flavour profile with a long spicy
crunchy tannin finish.
An intensely aromatic wine with bright red fruits of
raspberry, strawberry and white pepper notes.
The palate is medium bodied with bright fruit flavours of
strawberry, plum, raspberry & red cherry, layered with
spicy charcuterie and pepper. The flavours linger amongst
a long spicy crunchy tannin finish.