Our new 2020 Grenache has arrived!
One of the most widely planted varieties in the world, Grenache is recognised for its bright colour, plush berry flavours and soft, approachable tannins. Ripening late, it thrives in hot, dry conditions, making it the perfect fit for growing in the Clare Valley - and that's where we come in.
Introducing our 2020 Grenache, the third wine from our Seasonal Release project headed by winemakers Jack Walker and Luke Broadbent.
Fruit for this elegant red is sourced from the Old Station Vineyard in Watervale, where gnarled vines over 100 years old produce a small parcel of berries. Jack and Luke use 10% whole berries fermented in an open fermenter, then basket pressed to seasoned oak for nine months. This process has created wonderful aromatics in the 2020 Grenache, plus a soft, earthy tannin structure meaning it's just right paired with food, especially grilled meats (but we think it's pretty great savoured solo, too).
You can expect all the hallmarks of a great Grenache on the nose - red berries and raspberry liquorice - plus hints of anise and black pepper. A generous palate has notes of plums and blackcurrant, all while showcasing a wonderful cherry red colour.
While soft tannins mean our Grenache is drinking wonderfully currently, it will also to continue to develop in bottle over time - we recommend cellaring up to five years.
The 2020 Grenache is currently exclusive to our cellar doors and online store - so we recommend you stock up while it lasts.
Can't get enough Grenache? We also used this versatile variety in our 2020 Rosé, alongside Mourvèdre and Pinotage - shop it here.