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2018 Grenache

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THE YEAR THAT
Nicky did the Fleurieu Future Leaders program

Crack a bottle, crank the wood oven pizzas and rejoice- 180 years on, and Grenache has finally reached the height of McLaren Vale cool. With all the fragrances of a mushroom foraging tromp through the pine trees, this medium-bodied Grenache is full of spice, earth and forest berry aromas.

TASTING NOTE

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AROMA
Red currant and sour cherry aromas abound melded with forest floor, Christmas spice, ironstone & nettle.
PALATE
Lovely supple layers of sweet fruits and savoury elements, chocolate dust and cranberry, all framed with crunchy tannins. Plenty of red fruit and sweet spice. Fresh and vibrant.
WINE & VINTAGE

2018 is one of the vintages of the century. Perfect ripening, good solid crops, strong winter rain and lack of heat waves made it pretty near perfect.

HISTORY

With 100 ha of premium grapevines on the Taranga property, the Oliver family has over 50 blocks representing different grape varieties, clones, soil types & vine ages.

WINE MAKER
Corrina Wright, 6th Generation
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
12101 bottles
GRAPE VARIETY

100% Grenache

REGION
100% McLaren Vale
COLOUR
Light Maroon
ALCOHOL
14 %

WHAT THE WRITERS HAVE TO SAY

Grenache is hot right now, with its fragrance and personality, not to mention its affordable price! This excellent example from Oliver’s Taranga in McLaren Vale has gorgeous raspberry aromatics, white pepper spice and hints of musk. The palate is gently textured and medium-bodied with perfectly ripe red fruits plus appealing brightness. It is a very easy drinking style made for casual dining and sharing with those you love.

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