2019 Old Vine Barossa Valley
Grenache

$30.00

Bright crimson colour leads to aromas of strawberry, spice, earth, bergamot with stem hints from the whole clusters. Palate is mid weight with generous and fleshy mouthfeel, typical gravelly tannins add balance to the texture.

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Description

Vineyard:
Zerk Vineyard, Lyndoch Planted 1961.

Viticulture:
The site is around 250m above sea level with a northerly aspect. Soil consists of deep red clay with bands of ironstone and shale. The vineyard was planted in 1961 and is own rooted, the clone is unknown. The vines are goblet hand pruned to 20 buds. The mid rows are cultivated to winter active fescue. Minimal irrigation is used in very dry years.

Winemaking:
The Grenache was hand-picked on the 4th and 6th March 2018.
Around 25% whole clusters were tipped into open fermenters with the balance crushed on top, header boards were placed on day 2 of ferment. Ferment was the result of indigenous yeast. Temperatures were allowed to reach 30C with pump overs performed 2 times daily reducing to nil later in ferment. After 11 and 12 days on skins the fruit was basket pressed and transferred into older puncheons to undergo malo-lactic fermentation. Post malo the wine was then left 3 weeks before SO2 was added in place, the wine was left on lees and topped regularly. The wine was racked late January 2020 and underwent a coarse filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:
: Bright crimson colour leads to aromas of strawberry, spice, earth, bergamot with stem hints from the whole clusters. Palate is mid weight with generous and fleshy mouthfeel, typical gravelly tannins add balance to the texture.

Cellaring:
Drink now or cellar carefully and enjoy over the next 5 years.

Analysis:
Alc/vol 14.2% TA 5.47g/l pH 3.50 RS 3.15 g/l VA 0.64 g/l

Current Vintage Accolades

Patrick Eckel – 95 points
Winestate Magazine – 4.5 Stars
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
Gary Walsh – 92 Points
Bronze Medal 2020 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards

Previous Vintage Accolades

2018 Vintage
2019 Adelaide Wine Show – Tilbrook Rasheed Trophy for Best Grenache or Grenache Blend + Gold Medal
2019 Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show – Trophy Stewards Choice
2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
2019 Australian Small Winemakers Wine Show – Gold Medal
Patrick Eckel – 95 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 Points
Gary Walsh – 94 Points

2017 Vintage
2018 Barossa Wine Show – Silver Medal
2018 Adelaide Wine Show – Bronze Medal
Winestate Magazine – 4 Stars (top of category) included in Winestate 2018 Annual Wines of the Year issue
Wine Showcase Magazine – 96 Points
Patrick Eckel – 93 Points
Campbell Mattinson (Wine Front) – 93 Points
James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 Points

2016 Vintage
Campbell Mattinson – 94 Points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
James Halliday – 95 Points
Adelaide Wine Show – Silver Medal

2015 Vintage
James Halliday  – 93 Points

2014 Vintage
Wine Showcase Magazine – 94 Points
James Halliday – 95 Points

2013 Vintage
James Halliday – 96 Points

2012 Vintage
James Halliday – 96 Points + Top 20 reds over $20

2011 Vintage
James Halliday – 91 Points

2010 Vintage
James Halliday – 93 Points

2009 Vintage
James Halliday – 94 Points
2018 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal and Trophy

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