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
- Sub 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%
- Standard Drinks 8.3
- 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
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.
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
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.