The Old Legend Grenache

2019 vintage

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.

$62.00

Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-Vintage
Rainfall: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Vintage
Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: 35% 6 days on skins | 25% Whole bunch ferment | 40% Extended maceration for 60 days
Oak: French – 100% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 8 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.51 | Acid – 6.1g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 1st March - 8th March 2019 | Bottled: December 2019 | Released: October 2020

Profile

Sensorial Information
Profile: Blackberry | Strawberry | Nutmeg | Mocha | Lavender Flower | Star Anise
Texture: Deceivingly full and even tannins | Savoury flavour profile | Medium-bodied | Complex & textural

Characteristics
Animal: Jackson’s Chameleon
Vehicle: Bentley Flying Spur
Musical: Violin