Old Vine 2018
Luckily, we have access to very small parcels of fruit from old, dry-grown, hand-pruned/picked vineyards of up to 160 years of age. We decided early on that making a Grenache the way Barossan families made table wines many generations ago would honour the years of back-breaking work that went into keeping the vineyards feasible and sustainable. Whole-bunch ferments, no crushing or temperature control, natural yeasts, hand-plunged and foot-trodden.
Volume (ml): 750ml
Alcohol Vol. (%): 14.2
Standard Drinks: 8.3
"From the Stonegarden vineyard, 1858 plantings. Raised in 600 litre barrels. Contains a dash of Mataro (8%). Rosy perfume, raspberry, spice, fresh mint, milk chocolate and hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, silky glycerol feel, ripe fine tannin buried under it, succulence of red fruit with some dried herb, beautiful texture, and a very long, pretty finish. Drink after a year or two more in the cellar." 95+ PointsGary Walsh – The Wine Front