Only the third release from these young vines at the Arrawatta Vineyard south of Great Western. A coolish and very low yielding year produced a light to medium bodied Grenache with excellent tension and crisp cranberry fruits. The natural ferments, large format old oak and zero movements of the wine up to bottling has preserved every ounce of flavour, aroma and complexity possible. It is a riot of florals, spices and crushed herbs, and will delight right from release.
"Sourced off the Arawatta vineyard , destemmed, natural ferment on skins, maturation in 1000L old oak vars and old 500L puncheons for 7 months. Grenache in the Grampians is pet project for winemaker, Rory Lane, who sees a great future for the grape. Look at that colour, a bright, electric cherry red! The scent is no less bright and perky with cherry bon-bon, musky florals, spice, raspberry and red cherry. It all rolls easily off the tongue." - Jeni Port, 89 points, Wine Companion.
"Upfront it comes across as fragrant and easy-to-like but there’s more to it than that. It’s beautifully structured and tight with both acidity and tannin, which works handsomely with the pretty, juicy fruit on offer. Herb and twig notes play roles too; it’s light but insistent, less and more at once. Grenache has found a new home in the Grampians and all indications are that it’s loving life there." - Campbell Mattinson, 93 points, The Wine Front
Vine Age 7 yrs
Total Acidity 6.5g/l
330 dozen produced
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