Epoch (Interpretation Latin – New Beginnings) is a dry style Rose’ which has traditionally been a blend of varieties depending on its source. The first Epoch from Cinsault and Grenache from Côtes de Provence, France from Vintages 2010 to 2014 until more recently the wine found its way home when in 2018 it was made from 100% McLaren Vale Grenache. Only very small parcels are made of this wine each year.
Pale salmon in colour, this wine displays a subtle nose of rosewater and strawberries. The palate with red berries, sour cherries, and strawberries shows creaminess, crisp acid, and fine delicate tannins on the finish.
Côtes de Provence, France
2010 – Cinsault (50%) Grenache (50%), 91 points Huon Hooke
2011 – Cinsault (50%) Grenache (50%), 89 points Huon Hooke
2012 – Cinsault (50%) Grenache (50%), 94 points Ray Jordan
2013 – Cinsault (50%) Grenache (50%), 91 points Wine Front
2014 – Cinsault (50%) Grenache (50%), 91 points Wine Front
McLaren Vale, South Australia
2018 – Grenache, 95 points Huon Hooke
2019 – Grenache, – NEW RELEASE
Winemaking: Handpicked Grenache was partially crushed and then had two hours of skin contact with some whole bunches before gentle pressing.
Oak Maturation: Transferred to 5-year-old French Oak barrels with some solids for a long, cool fermentation. Regular lees stirring in barrel for three months before racking, stabilisation and bottling.
Case: 12 bottle
Closure: Glass Vinolok, Gold cigar band
Glass: Imported Bottle Flint
Released: 6 months from production, October