McLaren Vale, South Australia
Bush-vine Grenache from ancient soil formations. Handpicked, whole bunch, wild fermented goodness
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.
- Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Vintage 2022
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Grenache
- Variety Composition
Organic | Biodynamic
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Organic Wine ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14.5%
- Standard Drinks 8.6
- Closure ScrewCap
- Vintage Notes
Well, you thought 2021 was good but I bet you hadn’t heard about 2022 yet! With most of the country experiencing extreme La Niña conditions, in McLaren Vale we were hit with the lucky stick and enjoyed plenty of soil moistening rain through the winter but no extreme events. Budburst was a breath of new life after a long cool Winter and conditions were ideal up to flowering where things went a bit haywire. Crazy Melbourne type weather blew a lot of the flowers away before they could turn into fruit… but less fruit, more quality and coming off a bumper 2021 vintage it helped balance things out. We had a lovely cool summer, which helped ripening happen nice and slow, just the way we like it. Vintage was well spread out with fine days through most of March allowing us to choose when to pick and preserve stunning, natural acidity.
- Vineyard Notes
Landcross Farm, Thomas Block and Quandong Farm Block
Macerated strawberries, raspberry and musk rose, like walking through an extravagant kitchen garden of a creek-side settler's cottage. Deeper layers release pineapple skin, Rainier cherries, quandong and strawberry gum.
A parabola of acid, intertwining with chalky, limestone tannins. Lifted and bright, light-bodied and elegant with a strong heartbeat all the way through.
- Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
GOOD: Christmas 2023 - BETTER: Winter 2024 - BEST: 2025-2028
- Food Matches
Spicy Asian or Indian dishes
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.
- Music Match
Waking Up Easy - Lime Cordiale