The wine is not aged in wood, in order to preserve the complex array of fresh lively flavours of the variety - the black cherry and soft fruit tannins. A wine of great style with both power and finesse.
- SA - Clare Valley
- South Australia
Dark and tarry, with life and lift provided by the sangiovese; warm, earthy and full of licorice to conclude, the palate is chewy, dense and tannic, demanding of protein for enjoyment. Rating 91 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
70% Grenache, 15% Sangiovese, 15% Mourvèdre.
A deep developing brick red.
Savoury, dusty aromas of earth and spice.
The palate is fine with dry savoury developed fruit flavours. Herbal notes with a hint of dried rose petals. The intensity of flavour carries through with fine gentle tannins and a long lingering finish.
The wine is made using the full range of traditional winemaking techniques. Selected parcels of the fruit are given a cold maceration prior to fermentation and
others are given an extended maceration on skins after fermentation. Several small parcels of fruit are fermented in open tanks at 30 – 35 degrees with whole bunches and stalks included. Minimal oak influence allows wine to fully express the rich range of fruit aromas of the Grenache grape. With a savoury middle palate of Sangiovese and a long, dry finish of Mourvèdre.