A rich wine, with good structure and intensity of fruit. Red cherries, pomegranate and white pepper on the nose with sage, rosemary and lavender aromatics. Strawberries and spiced rhubarb on the palate. A pretty and floral wine that will be drinking beautifully in 2-3 years.
The 2018 Grenache comes from our bush vines out the front of the winery. The soils naturally produce a savoury wine, so we do 20% whole bunch and soft extraction during fermentation to get more floral aromatics and prettiness. The 2018 is in similar vain to the 2017 but 3 months longer in oak, so 14 months in total.
Food Pairing Notes
Charcuterie, duck or BBQ quail.
We have three small bush vine vineyards on the Coriole Estate with majority of our Estate Grown Grenache going to the GMS blend Dancing Fig. We like to reserve the best 2-3 barrels that display quintessential McLaren Vale Grenache characters for this single bottling.