Grenache

Grenache

2021 Grenache

McLaren Vale, South Australia

Bush-vine Grenache from ancient soil formations. Handpicked, whole bunch, wild fermented goodness

From $35.00 per 750ml

    Description

    Our Thomas Block vineyard is extremely unique, and experiences colder than average McLaren Vale mornings, and warm summer days, providing the perfect ripening conditions for producing the most elegant of red wines; this Grenache is no exception.

    Wine Details

    • Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Vintage 2021
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Grenache
    • Variety Composition

      Organic | Biodynamic

    • Vegan Friendly
    • Organic Wine
    • Preservative Free
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH

      3.56

    • Standard Drinks 8.3
    • Acidity

      4.91

    • Sugar

      1.3

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Landcross Farm, Thomas Block and Quandong Farm Block

    • Colour

      Blush

    • Bouquet

      Ancient and old-world just like where our Grenache’s roots penetrate the ground into soil and rock layers formed more than 650 million years ago. This wine seems exotic with lemongrass, native river mint and Thai basil conjuring up ideas of wandering through the Chiang Mai Gate market on a trip to South East Asia.

    • Palate

      Hints of raspberry leaf tea and a slight grip on the palate round out this medium bodied wine.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      GOOD: Christmas 2021 BETTER: Winter 2022 BEST: 2024-2026

    • Food Matches

      Spicy Asian or Indian dishes

    • Vinification

      Hand picked from bush vines high up on a ridge overlooking the Willunga basin, the grapes are fermented in open fermenters using layering of whole bunches and whole berries. A slow and measured extraction to balance the delicate fruit flavours without too much tannin, after pressing the wine is aged in well used French oak puncheons for eight months before bottling.

    • Winemaker

      Ashleigh Seymour

    Description

    Our Thomas Block vineyard is extremely unique, and experiences colder than average McLaren Vale mornings, and warm summer days, providing the perfect ripening conditions for producing the most elegant of red wines; this Grenache is no exception.

    Wine Details

    • Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
    • Vintage 2021
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Grenache
    • Variety Composition

      Organic | Biodynamic

    • Vegan Friendly
    • Organic Wine
    • Preservative Free
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14%
    • PH

      3.56

    • Standard Drinks 8.3
    • Acidity

      4.91

    • Sugar

      1.3

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Vintage Notes

      2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.

    • Vineyard Notes

      Landcross Farm, Thomas Block and Quandong Farm Block

    • Colour

      Blush

    • Bouquet

      Ancient and old-world just like where our Grenache’s roots penetrate the ground into soil and rock layers formed more than 650 million years ago. This wine seems exotic with lemongrass, native river mint and Thai basil conjuring up ideas of wandering through the Chiang Mai Gate market on a trip to South East Asia.

    • Palate

      Hints of raspberry leaf tea and a slight grip on the palate round out this medium bodied wine.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      GOOD: Christmas 2021 BETTER: Winter 2022 BEST: 2024-2026

    • Food Matches

      Spicy Asian or Indian dishes

    • Vinification

      Hand picked from bush vines high up on a ridge overlooking the Willunga basin, the grapes are fermented in open fermenters using layering of whole bunches and whole berries. A slow and measured extraction to balance the delicate fruit flavours without too much tannin, after pressing the wine is aged in well used French oak puncheons for eight months before bottling.

    • Winemaker

      Ashleigh Seymour