Region: McLaren Vale, SA
80 year old dry grown bush vine Grenache from the dark sandy soils of McLaren Vale's Blewitt Springs. The 2020 vintage was cooler and wetter than usual, which actually made for perfect growing conditions in this region that is normally quite hot and dry. 25% whole bunches with the rest as de-stemmed berries over the top. Two week maceration with gentle daily pump overs before pressing into old barrique for 10 months elevage.Crunchy red fruit forms the core of this wine, but then it's like a cloud of delicate perfume. This is unlike your typical Australian Grenache - it's light but complex, loves a bit of a chill, and really ought to come in magnums.