2017 Dry Grown Grenache

GRAPE VARIETY:Grenache
VINTAGE:2017
REGION:100% One Tree Hill
ANALYSIS:14.5% Alcohol 
CELLAR POTENTIAL:This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 4-8 years
COLOUR:Magenta coloured intensity with dark red and slight pink hues
BOUQUET:This Grenache displays rich and vibrant aromas of fresh raspberries and plums characters, with great depth and complexity.
PALATE:Intense and flavoursome. A lively and spicy palate with gently tannins, displays raspberries and blueberry characters, finishing with a slight savoury edge.
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE:Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard from Northern One Tree Hill, with an average yield of 2.0 tonne per acre. No Irrigation was employed throughout the growing and ripening season, this giving more concentrated fruit. Vineyard age – 30 years old.
WINEMAKING:Crushed and destemmed to open top fermentors, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was two pump overs and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 7 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION:10 months in seasoned French oak hogsheads.