2019 Planta Circa
Ancestor Vine
Grenache

$80.00

Minimum order of 6 bottles.
RRP $80 – Limited production.
Winner Governor’s Trophy Best South Australian Red Wine – 2021 Adelaide Wine Show.
Bright crimson colour leads to red fruited aromas of raspberry and strawberry, this is complexed by earth, sweet spice and pepper. Palate is medium bodied lively and fleshy with medium tannins maintaining a degree elegance, handling the higher alcohols of the 2019 season. Persistence of sweet red berry flavours combined with a soft finish gives a wine that you can enjoy now or over the next 15 years.

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Vineyards:
Zerk Vineyard, Lyndoch.
Circa 1880 PF Zimmerman planted Grenache vines on his family property ‘Woodlands’ situated on the outskirts of Lyndoch. The site is around 250m above sea level with a Southerly aspect. Soil consists of deep sand over clay. The vines are own-rooted, 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 6th March 2019.
Around 30% whole clusters were tipped into open fermenters with the balance crushed on top, header boards were placed on day 2 of ferment. Temperatures were allowed to reach 32C with pump overs performed 1-2 times daily. After 10 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 early February 2020 with no fining or filtration prior to bottling.

Tasting Notes:
Bright crimson colour leads to red fruited aromas of raspberry and strawberry, this is complexed by earth, sweet spice and pepper. Palate is medium bodied lively and fleshy with medium tannins maintaining a degree elegance, handling the higher alcohols of the 2019 season. Persistence of sweet red berry flavours combined with a soft finish gives a wine that you can enjoy now or over the next 15 years.

Cellaring:
Drink now or over the next 15 years

Current Vintage Accolades

2021 Adelaide Wine Show – Gold medal, Trophy Best Grenache, Governors Trophy Best South Australian Red Wine
2021 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
Angus Hughson – 96 points
Andrew Caillard – 95 points
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 points

Previous Vintage Accolades

2018 Vintage
Ned Goodwin MW – 96 points
Gary Walsh (Winefront) – 95 points
2019 Barossa Wine Show – Gold Medal
Wine Showcase Magazine – 95 points
Regan Drew – 94 points
James Halliday – 92 points

Reviews

Medium deep colour. Musky plum, raspberry, marzipan, roasted walnut aromas. Supple palate with plentiful plum, raspberry fruits and underlying marzipan, roasted walnut, liquorice notes, fine chalky tannins and fiery aniseed notes. Builds up firm and tight at the finish. From the C1880 “Woodlands Vineyard” near Lyndoch. Cork. Drink now – 2028 Andrew Caillard 95 points

Deep cherry red and radiating with youthful energy, this is a rich and decadent Australian Grenache which will appeal to fans of Barossa Shiraz and is bursting with liqueur cherry and red licorice aromas, with an undertow of plums and high quality oak. There is immense fruit concentration thanks to Ancestor vines which is beautifully matched to juicy acidity. A line of firm tannins are also woven throughout the palate which leads to an astonishingly long and strong finish. An unashamedly powerful Grenache with a big future ahead of it. Angus Hughson 96 points

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