The Old Legend Grenache

2015 vintage

2020 Cellar Release

Grenache wines of various styles and blends have been produced in the Barossa for over 150 years. The ‘Old Legend’ pays homage to the Barossa Grenache, allowing the natural style of this varietal to shine. Light yet vibrant in colour with pretty yet complex aromas and an elegant yet textural palate.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

$94.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

Gold – 2016 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
James Halliday Wine Companion – 95 points

Vineyard

E-Block: Very shallow red clay loam overlying shattered limestone | North-south oriented rows | Elevated eastern aspect
Result: Reduced natural vine vigour | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Wet winter | Very dry spring and early summer
Temperature: Cool early summer conditions
Upshot: Early budburst and flowering | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Mid-January rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Fast late ripening conditions | High natural acid | Rich flavours and vibrant fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | 30% Early harvested and short fermentation with whole berries | 40% Extended skin maceration (50 days) | 30% late harvested and cold soaked for 5 days
Oak: Old French – 100% | Natural malolactic fermentation | 10 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.7% | pH – 3.66 | Acid – 5.9g/L | RS – <1 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 14th – 27th February 2015 | Bottled: February 2016 | Re-released: September 2020

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Strawberry | Raspberry | Turkish Delight | Aniseed | White pepper
Texture: Soft and even tannins | Elegant yet textured | Savoury length

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Jackson’s Chameleon
Vehicle – Bentley Flying Spur
Musical – Violin