2021 McLaren Vale Grenache

$27.00

Juicy, Perfumed + Silky.

The first wine released from our own vineyard in Blewitt Springs, this pretty and perfumed Grenache exemplifies why this sub region of McLaren Vale is celebrated for growing this variety. Bright red fruits, fresh cranberries and perfectly ripe cherries explode out of the glass, accompanied by an undercurrent of violet florals and warming baking spice. The palate is juicy and fresh, supported by the fine-grained tannin structure famous to Blewitt Springs Grenache.

Wine Notes

Hand harvested fruit from the middle and bottom sections of our Grenache block was fermented in open vessels which were gently plunged once a day to extract soft tannins. Pressed off after a week on skins and matured in seasoned French oak for just 6 months, this early release style is perfect long lunch drinking material.

Vineyard

Our vineyard is on Kaurna country in the McLaren Vale subregion of Blewitt Springs. The soils are sandy, nutrient poor, and truly ancient; as old as 56 million years old. Growing season days are long and sunny, moderated by cooling sea breezes from the Gulf of St. Vincent. This site produces fruit of great concentration and fine tannin, with resulting wines that are both powerful and elegant.

Food Pairing

This lighter bodied style of red is well suited to spicy and fresh foods. Try traditional Moroccan chermoula roasted vegetables with chickpeas and couscous.

Cellaring

This wine is best enjoyed within 3-5 years.