McLaren Vale Grenache

Aust Old Vine Collection McLaren Vale Grenache

2005 Grenache
McLaren Vale, SA

McLaren Vale: Grenache (100%) hand-picked from two very small 1910’s planting’s at Blewett Springs.

Wine Details

Region
McLaren Vale
Vintage
2005
Type
Red Wine
Variety
Grenache
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
14.5%
PH
3.45
Acidity
6.3
Sugar
2.9
Closure
Cork
Background
The Australian Old Vine Collection project is taking leading winemaker and viticulturist Rob Gibson to the oldest corners of Australia’s established wine-growing regions. His self-imposed task is to identify and document and, more excitingly, vinify grapes from the remnants of original planting’s in each major district. This wine is the result. This is the third vintage of this very special wine.
Vineyard Notes
The warm ripening season really suited these hardy old vines with their deep roots. Berry size was medium.
Winemaking
Static pump over fermentation and extended maceration in part. Matured for 20 months in various 5 year old oak hogsheads.
Tasting Notes
Medium red purple colour. Complex spicey bouquet with notes of cherry and earth. An elegant multi-layered palate with has savoury herb notes & subtle berry flavours. It is gracefully balanced with lively acidity and powder dry tannin. The seamless smooth palate finishes refreshingly dry with lingering warmth. Shows finesse.

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