2017 Grenache

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Vineyard is found smack bang in the middle of the valley floor. The deep sand over clay is what drew us to the site added in the age of the vines (old vine around 40 years old). We went against the flow by chasing Grenache from the Valley floor (most people chase the western ridge and all is heavy hitting power) we wanted to show the more delicate softer side to Grenache that is often overlooked in the Barossa.

Every year we adjust our approach with this wine to best work with the growing season. 2017 saw no stalks or whole bunches added to the ferment. The 2017 year was cooler so the stalks didn’t ripen to our liking. We did throw this wine in some shaved French barrels to bring more balance to the tannin profile.