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Barossa Valley Estate

Grenache 2020


“Wonderfully fragrant and intense plush wine style, with red berry fruit and a delicate sweet spice character"

Along the foothills of the Barossa Valley, a tapestry of ancient red friable clay soils combines with a warm and dry climate to create a unique environment for vines to develop fruit that has a vibrancy and depth of flavour like nowhere else on earth. From the very beginning, our viticultural practices nurture the sustainable health of the vine that moderates vine vigour and yield, and produces small berries of intense flavour and distinctive varietal character.

It starts with picking the grapes at ripeness levels that give the wines a freshness of fruit and natural balance of flavour. Modern winemaking techniques allow us to carefully control fermentation and draw out the delicate aromatics from the fruit whilst retaining its varietal character and elegance. French oak adds a seamless seductive texture and entices further flavour development from the fruit. Uniquely expressive in character with depth of flavour, elegance and finesse, these contemporary wines are made to enjoy upon release, yet they will reward further cellaring.


Barossa Valley
Growing Season

The 2020 growing season started with a warm and dry spring. Dry conditions during flowering moderated vine growth and fruit set. Over the veraison period, temperatures increased and careful irrigation supported healthy vine development. March welcomed rain and cooler temperatures, enhancing development of vibrant fruit flavours. Lower yielding vines produced concentrated berries with great balance and exceptional fruit purity.

Winemaking

“Our philosophy is to capture the distinctive elegance, finesse and vibrant fruit flavours of the Barossa Valley”

Vineyard blocks were harvested and vinified separately. Fruit was destemmed and transferred into fermentation tanks for pre-fermentation maceration, then fermented at controlled temperatures for up to seven days to retain the elegant and vibrant varietal characters and create soft tannin structure.

Upon completion of fermentation, the wine was racked and underwent malolactic fermentation. It was then aged for 12 months in French oak barrels to impart a softness and texture, and enhance bouquet, varietal character, elegance and structure.

Barossa Valley

This small wine region nestled on the southern edge of the Australian continent has become one of the world’s greatest and most exciting red wine regions of the modern era.

Region

Barossa Valley

Oak

French Oak

Alc

14.7%

Residual Sugar

0.51 (Glucose/Fructose)

Titratable acidity

5.8 g/L

PH

3.58

Vine clones

Heritage Clones

Harvest dates

24/03/2020 (WB2818 office use only)

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