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McLaren Vale Barossa Grenache 2018

McLaren Vale Barossa Grenache 2018

McLaren Vale Barossa Grenache 2018

RRP (750 mL)
$30.00
750 mL
$30.00
6 x 750 mL
$180.00

Overview

Overview

While the Pepperjack team have respect for traditional winemaking techniques, their style is dynamic and imaginative. Pepperjack winemakers are conscious of modern wine styles, and create wine that reflects their passion for the regions the wines are made from. This is reflective in all Pepperjack wines, as their rich and honest nature showcases outstanding qualities.


In regards to creating the 2018 Grenache, after crushing and destemming, the parcels of fruit were fermented separately in traditional style fermenters. The wines were gently pressed, racked and transferred partially into tank and oak before blending and bottling.

Varietal Grenache
Vintage 2018
Country Australia
Region McLaren Vale
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 14.5%
Peak Drinking Enjoy Now
Winemaker Richard Mattner

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

A medley of lifted aromas of fresh fruits of dark cherry, mulberry and ripe raspberries.

Flavours and Palate

The Palate shows flavours of ripe raspberry and cranberry fruits with silky tannins which give length ad finesse while finishing soft and full of flavour.

Viticulture

Viticulture

The growing season started off well, with Winter 2017 rainfall about average. However, Spring and December rainfall was lower than average, this led to drier soils, combined with warmer than average October and November days meant the vine canopies grew quickly; flowering well and setting a good number of bunches. January and February were warm and dry, with very warm temperatures in February slowing down the pace of ripening. The Indian summer of March and early April was 'the icing on the cake', with average temperatures, without extremes, perfect for finishing off ripening to allow full flavoured wines which retained natural acidity and freshness.