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Grenache (60%) from the Lacey vineyard in the Tatachilla sub region of southern McLaren Vale. Bush vines planted on their own roots from cuttings taken from old Barossa Grenache. Deep alluvial sand over a clay base, unirrigated. Shiraz (23%) from the same vineyard, but higher up on the hill with sandy loam over limestone base scattered with ironstone fragments, 1654 clone on its own roots. Nero (17%) from the Petrucci vineyard east of the McLaren Vale township.

Grenache was handpicked, destemmed only, open fermented with 15% whole bunches. Cultured yeast, 14-day ferment, pressed to seasoned Hogs Heads and Puncheons. Shiraz was machine harvested with a Selectiv® harvester and transferred directly to an open fermenter without destemming/crushing or pumping. Cultured yeast, 14-day ferment, pressed to seasoned oak. Nero was hand picked and fermented as whole berries to capture bright fruit and a softer tannin spectrum.

Bush vine Grenache stars in this original blend, Shiraz softens the mid palate and Nero brings an Italian twist. Silky texture, ripe berries and hints of spice.

Reviews & Accolades

95 points – James Halliday, respected wine critic and vigneron

 

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