BAROSSA VALLEY GRENACHE
A FRESH TAKE ON A TRADITIONAL BAROSSA MAINSTAY, THIS BRIGHT, CAPTIVATING GRENACHE HAS AROMAS OF WILD RASPBERRY, WHITE PEPPER AND GENTLE SPICE. THE PALATE IS MEDIUM-BODIED, JUICY, SLEEK AND LIVELY, FINISHING WITH FINE, SUPPLE TANNINS.
One of the Barossa’s most charismatic varieties, hand-picked from gnarly old bush vines grown on the deep, sandy soils of Vine Vale – an obvious choice to showcase quintessential Barossa-ness in a bright, modern wine. A late- ripening variety, patience is key when harvesting Grenache to ensure optimum physiological and flavour ripeness. Plenty of sunshine and the moderate Barossa climate repay this patience in spades, bringing out the very best of a variety that’s brim-full of regional character.
An uncomplicated approach to winemaking allows the fruit to speak for itself.
VINEYARD SOURCE: Heidenreich Vineyard, Vine Vale, Barossa Valley.
GRAPE VARIETY: Grenache
WINEMAKING: Gentle handling during fermentation on skins in small, traditional open fermenters, has allowed for optimum extraction of flavour and fine, balanced tannins. The wine was matured in seasoned, spicy oak for 12 months to soften and develop richness and complexity without picking up dominant oak flavour.
WINE ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol: 14.5% | Acidity: 5.2 g/L | pH: 3.49
PEAK DRINKING: This bright, modern wine features plenty of fruit and a smooth, supple palate on release. With careful short to medium-term ageing it will develop further subtle complexity.
FOOD MATCH: Great with tuna tataki, barbecued quail, pasta with rich tomato sauce, slow-cooked lamb ragu, or roast turkey with root vegetables.
COLOUR: Clear, bright, cherry red with hints of crimson.
NOSE: Complex fruit forward aromas of wild raspberry and redcurrant are spiced with white pepper and cardamom, and lightly teased with hints of red licorice.
PALATE: A bright, medium-bodied wine with a juicy, sleek and lively palate, finishing with fine, supple tannins.