Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Grenache

£12.75
Willunga 100 McLaren Vale Grenache

Charcterful and perfumed example of old bush vine Grenache with balanced spicy undertones.

Specifications

Country, Region
Australia, McLaren Vale
Grape
Grenache
Vintage
2016
ABV
14.5%
Food friend
Lamb Tagine
Vegan
Vegetarian

Additional Details

Tasting Notes

This wine reflects the Grenache characteristics of both the Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat with bright liftedberry fruit alongside intense floral aromatics. The palate has generous pure fruit harnessed by fine sandy tannins and a richness on the mid-palate reflecting the influence of the oak.

Producer details

Winemaker Mike Farmilo joined the team as head winemaker in 2013 and is supported by Tim James. Together they aim to produce unique and distinctive wines which capture the essence of the region. They use modern equipment alongside traditional winemaking techniques to ferment the small parcels of fruit arriving at the winery. The term "hundred" originates from late Saxon and Norman England and refers to an administrative unit of government, meaning that 100+ households had to live in the area to qualify for its place on the map. Willunga 100 select their fruit from small parcels just as the district was divided up into '100s', or small lots.

In the vineyard

The Grenache for the 2016 Willunga 100 Grenache is a blend of McLaren Vale sub regions with differing vine ages, altitudes and soil structures. The main components are from Blewitt Springs and McLaren Flat from bush vines that have been in the ground for more than 50 years.

In the winery

A combination of open fermenters and stainless steel pump-over tanks were used. Warm fermentation temperatures, combined with regular pumping over and plunging ensured optimum extraction, whilst maintaining the delicate aromatics of the Grenache grapes. The wine was matured using a combination of older French oak barrel and steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit, while adding complexity and mid-palate richness. Following maturation, the wine is blended and bottled under screwcap to maintain freshness and ensure longevity.

Food Recommendations

Slow roast lamb or tasty Moroccan tagine

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