2013 Woodstock The Octogenarian Grenache
2013 Woodstock The Octogenarian Grenache Tasting Notes:
Bright, ruby red in color with vibrant purple hues. A lifted nose displaying enticing aromatics of rhubarb, raspberries, plums, with hints of caraway seed, anise and subtle white pepper spice. Contrasting on the palate with rich flavoursome red cherries balanced by a bright acid structure and soft yet crunchy tannins.
With good winter and spring rain, steady ripening summer days and excellent harvest conditions, 2012 resulted in one of the best vintages over the last decade. Both Grenache and Tempranillo developed bright and intense fruit characters in the vineyard. As per tradition, after fermentation, we add 15% Tempranillo to our old vine Grenache for savory tannins, spice and complexity. The attractive berry flavors of Grenache are lengthened and enhanced by this variety, without imparting any strong oak influence.
Bright, ruby red in color with vibrant purple hues. A lifted nose displaying enticing aromatics of rhubarb, raspberries, plums, with hints of caraway seed, anise and subtle white pepper spice. Contrasting on the palate with rich flavorsome red cherries balanced by a bright acid structure and soft yet crunchy tannins. Medium body in style with a long lingering finish and classic Grenache texture. Cellaring will also be rewarded for 4 to 5 years as the secondary characters evolve in bottle.
Wine Event and Competition Awards
9th at The Adelaide Reviews Hot 100 South Australian Wines
: Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer
Red Blend, 85% Grenache 15% Tempranillo
: This smooth and harmonious blend could match many flavoursome dishes such as a Moroccan tagines, slow cooked roasts of pork or even Indian curries.
Suggested Drinking Window
: Between 2013 and 2025
Alcohol – 15.3 % pH – 3.53 Acidity – 6.2 g/l Residual Sugar – 0.6 g/l
More about the Town:
McLaren Vale is just 40 mins by road from the capital of South Australia- Adelaide, which is part of the Internationally recognized Wine Capital of the World
, only 11 capitals exist including San Francisco
and several others.
McLaren Vale is one of the Iconic regions that host winemakers and wine lovers from all over the world each vintage.
A region that encapsulates 75+ wineries and 150 Vineyards within an open ended Valley that reaches the Southern Ocean. Cooling sea Breezes allow the region to freshen over nights and develop that wonderful acidity that McLaren Vale is famous for.
The Mediterranean climate was so attractive the the European Immigrants back in the 40’s and 50 that we now see a broad array of varietals coming to the for. Italian varietals, Spanish and French styles are perfectly suited to the Vale!!!