The Old Legend Grenache

2016 vintage

2021 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)


Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
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Trophy – Best Grenache of Show - 2017 Marananga Wine Show
James Halliday Wine Companion – 96 points


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


Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance


Fermentation: De-stemmed | 15% Early harvested and short fermentation with whole berries | 65% Extended skin maceration (50 days) | 20% late harvested and cold soaked for 5 days
Oak: Seasoned French – 100% | Natural malolactic fermentation | 8 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.6% | pH – 3.55 | Acid – 6.9g/L | RS – <1 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 1st – 3rd March 2016 | Bottled: December 2016 | Re-released: August 2021


Profile: Raspberry | Turkish Delight | Aniseed | White pepper
Texture: Savoury back palate tannins | Juicy fruit driven mid-palate | Fresh and youthful

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