Ulithorne ‘SPECIALIS’ Tempranillo Grenache 2016
SPECIALIS [Latin] Special, Project.
VARIETALS: Tempranillo, Grenache, Graciano
Earthy, brambly with fresh cherries, plums and a hint of dried herbs. Savoury with some spice.
Chewy tannins with good flavour persistence and balanced acidity.
The addition of a small parcel of Graciano to the blend added complexity with a touch of dried herbs & spice.
Vintage 2016: It was very dry through the months of vintage, which required some small amounts of additional watering by our growers of some of the Blewitt Springs sandy soil vineyards. The Grenache was particularly pretty this vintage – full of spice, vibrancy of colour, great tannin balance and extended length of the fruit on the palate. This vintage showcases the generosity of flavour, and liveliness that good quality winemaking brings to the palate.