2018 Single Vineyard Selection Grenache
Ruby in colour with purple hues. Brimming with bright fruit notes of wild strawberries & cherry and backed up by subtle spice of white pepper. On the palate, the fruit continues with further notes of raspberries and plum with a hint of French oak. A juicy medium bodied red that has a delicate and complex finish.
This wine has had partial whole bunch fermentation in 4 tonne open fermenters for a duration of 10 days on skins. The wine was then pressed off to 15% New French oak barrels and matured for 18 months prior to being racked for bottling. This wine has had no filtration.
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our red varieties to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in wines with great depth of varietal flavours, excellent tannin structure and colour along with a long balanced finish. Reds from 2018 will age well due to their intense concentration and power.
91 Points – Bob Campbell MW 2020
Fresh, supple grenache with red fruits, raspberry, blueberry, mixed spice and subtle spicy oak flavours. An accessible red offering good drinking now but moderate cellaring potential.
94 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020
Sweetly fruited and delightfully perfumed, the bouquet shows Black Doris plum, raspberry and floral characters with nuances of anise and vanilla. It’s succulent and fleshy on the palate, delivering excellent fruit purity and vibrancy, wonderfully complemented by silky texture and rounded tannins. A fabulous expression.
95 Points - Halliday Wine Companion Cellaring Selections 2020
60yo vines, partial whole bunch fermentation, 10 days on skins, pressed to French oak (15% new) for 18 months maturation. The medley of forest floor fruits (wild strawberry, raspberry) with very good length and balance.
Old Vine Block, Saleyards Rd