2013 Woodstock The Octogenarian Grenache
Three Word Taste Summary: bright , cherry , raspberry
Tasting Notes: Bright, ruby red in colour 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.
Vintage Notes: 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.
The Wine: 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
Winemaker: Scott Collett & Ben Glaetzer
Varietal/Blend: Red Blend, 85% Grenache 15% Tempranillo
Bottling Date: January 2014
Case Production: 1500
Food Pairings: 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