2018 Old Vine Grenache
The 2018 vintage was about four weeks later than the previous five. Mild temperatures through summer provided a slow and steady ramp up to vintage. March was warm, dry and ideal for ripening. Early April brought cooler than average temperatures with cool nights. These conditions proved ideal for Grenache resulting in exceptional varietal characters while retaining natural acidity and aromatics.
Sourced from two vineyards these Grenache vines are old, and low yielding. It is essential to hand-pick to protect the old vines. The vineyards are dry-grown and low yielding producing grapes with great flavour depth and intensity.
Opening with flavours of bright cherry and fresh raspberry it is fresh and vibrant. Delicate flavours of spice and white pepper mingle with zesty, tart cherries and strawberries on the mid palate. Graceful and intricate with soft fine tannins the flavours build across the palate finishing with clarity and precision.