Hentley Farm ‘The Old Legend’ Grenache
WINERY OF THE YEAR 2015
“The best Grenache is defined by elegance and complexity rather than colour, richness and intensity”
Barossa Valley, South Australia
now – 2025
Hentley Farm’s ‘The Old Legend’ Grenache shows off the best characters of Grenache;
Light yet vibrant colour, pretty yet complex nose, elegant yet textural palate.
Traditional aromatics of strawberry, raspberry and turkish delight combined with a tropical fruit influence that provides additional aromatic lift. On the palate fresh strawberries provide the vibrant fruit you expect and the persistent tannins provide the savoury element of surprise. Spicy flavours of nutmeg and thyme also line the palate creating additional complexity and length.
The winemaking was split across three separate fermentations, the major component (40%) was put through an extended maceration lasting a total of 50 days on skins. The second component (30%) was picked late in the season and cold soaked for 5 days before fermentation and the final component (30%) was picked early in the season and put through a short fermentation with a large portion of whole berries. All three components were pressed directly to oak and put through natural malolactic fermentation followed by 10 months maturation before blending and bottling in February 2016.
– Winemaker, Andrew Quin
Reviews & Accolades
95 points – James Halliday, respected wine critic and vigneron
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