Handpicked from old, gnarly bush vines planted in 1889 in two acres of deep sandy loam soil over red-brown clay in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Year after year these ancestor vines give small quantities of exceptional grapes. This single vineyard Grenache has been crafted from grapes sourced from a two acre block in the Yalumba Tri-Centenary vineyard. Located in the heart of the Barossa Valley, this block comprises old bush vines that were planted in 1889. The vineyard features deep, sandy, loam layers underlain with red-brown, clay. As temperatures increase and evaporation levels rise, moisture levels in the sand decrease rapidly, but the vine is able to draw moisture from the underlying clay. With careful management, dry grown vines on these soils can consistently produce outstanding quality fruit. Medium red in colour. Aromas of red cherry, berry fruits, anise and milk chocolate are melded by complex herbs and spices. Medium weighted, this is a textural wine with depth, structure, vibrant acidity and prominent tannins. Stunning now, it will gradually evolve over the medium term. Matured for 4 months in older French oak hogsheads. Enjoy now or cellar to 2025.
$53.00 Inc. GST