Barossa Valley Old Bush Vine Grenache

Yalumba SKU: IAYBVG17

Grape Variety: Grenache

R 297.00

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100% Grenache. The 2017 Old Bush Vine Grenache is saturated with aromas of red fruits, cherries and perfumed berries, with hints of stalk and cracked green peppercorns. The flavours are all open and airy with the crunch of red apple and pomegranate seed. This is richly textured, round and supple with a deft juiciness merging into long powdery tannins. The 2016/17 growing season began with a wet winter and spring resulting in plenty of available water throughout the root zone for the vines to access. Spring and early summer temperatures were mild and below average, resulting in a long and even ripening period. Then followed warm dry days and cool nights during the late summer and autumn period. These ideal conditions for grape growing allowed us to make optimal picking decisions thus leading to grapes with a purity of fruit balanced with a concentration of flavour.To offer diverse blending possibilities, the Old Bush Vine Grenache is processed in distinct batches. These are crushed separately and fermented in various vessels, with some undergoing destemming and others retaining stems for added flavor complexity. Fermentation involves natural yeasts from grape skins, and extended maturation of selected batches post-fermentation enhances the wine's overall complexity and uniqueness. Matured for 6 Months in 3- to 6-year-old American, French and Hungarian Hogsheads. ABV 14%