Basket Pressed Grenache 2018
Once planted predominantly for use in fortified wines, Grenache is now recognised as one of McLaren Vale’s premium varieties. Juicy, soft and beautifully balanced.
Grenache has long been held in high regard in McLaren Vale as a versatile variety wonderfully suited to the Vale’s coastal climate. A soft, elegant wine that pairs beautifully with food our Grenache is rapidly becoming a firm favourite amongst our supporters.
Planted on the Eastern facing slope below the winery, our Grenache enjoys a sunny aspect, often tempered by a cooling afternoon breeze. Fermented in the original open top fermenters and basket pressed, the Grenache spends a short time in larger, older French oak barrels.
The result is an elegant, juicy Grenache in a bright and expressive style. Gentle tannins and a fleshy palate give a soft and generous mouth feel. This old timer of the Vale is enjoying it’s time back in the spot light.
Colour Deep ruby Aroma Lifted floral notes, dark fruits followed by cedar and an underlying earthiness Palate A complex mixture of red and dark berry fruits, black olive tapenade, crunchy acidity and finishing with fine-grained chalky tannins. A wine for all occasions which is dense and concentrated but with balanced structure that allows it to retain freshness!