58% Shiraz and 42% Grenache grapes grown in the McLaren Vale wine region.
Crushed to small open fermenters for a slow and cool fermentation with hand plunging twice a day before being gently pressed to barrel. The two batches of Shiraz and one of Grenache were treated similarly, although kept separately until the final blending stage. Both varieties are aged in older French oak barrels for 14 months to mature well, but without oak influence on flavour.
Alcohol: 15% | pH: 3.51 | Acidity: 6.43 g/L
“An undeniably pretty wine that showcases the elegance of the cool 2017 vintage. The nose is awash with lifted red cherry and a dusting of spice. The palate is medium bodied with a subtle build of fine tannins that enjoy oak derived richness alongside pristine plum and cherry fruits. Excellent length to finish with a back and forth between fruit and subtle milk chocolate notes that are quintessentially McLaren Vale.” 93 points – Wine Reviewer.com.au (Partrick Eckel)
“Medium red/purple colour. The aroma is youthful and spicy, with a lick of ginger, the palate lively with liberal acidity and slightly edgy tannins. A very pleasant wine, already drinking very well, but also with a future. 90 points (#8 of 20 McLaren Vale Grenache 2017) – Huon Hooke