Unbelievable complexity. Floral, rose petals five spice, Morello cherry, chocolate, pastille blackcurrant and thyme. Pure and silky palate, and like the nose, terrific delineation of flavours. Textually caressing, the tannins move from chalk to velvet, gripping your attention. Assertive and refined, impossibly beautiful and a masterclass of the variety. Good luck finding a better Grenache anywhere near this price. Waters Wine Co.
The fruit was hand-picked from established bush vine Grenache on Swinney’s Frankland River vineyard, berry sorted and emptied to small wooden and stainless steel fermenters via gravity. 16% whole bunches and wild fermentation built structure and texture and provides the framework on which to express the distinctive aromatics and flavours of Grenache. The wine spent two weeks on skins prior to pressing directly to fine grained large format seasoned French oak. Aged for 11 months before bottling. Made with minimal sulphur and bottled unfined and minimally filtered.