The Old Legend Grenache

2020 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 rainfall | Dry conditions from spring through to summer
Temperature: High winds at flowering | Hot late spring and early summer leading to average summer temperatures
Upshot: Inconsistent flowering and fruit set | Low crops

Vintage
Rainfall: Early February rain event | Dry otherwise
Temperature: Warm days and cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Perfect extended flavour development | High natural acid | Intense flavours and vibrancy of fruit

Winemaking

Fermentation: 20% Whole bunch ferment | 55% Extended maceration for 60 days
Oak: French – 100% old | Natural malolactic fermentation | 8 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.47 | Acid – 6.0g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 29th February - 15th March 2020 | Bottled: November 2020 | Released: October 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Strawberry | Red currant | Nutmeg | Rose petal | Raspberry leaf
Texture: Cocoa powder tannins | Savoury flavour profile | Medium-bodied | Complex & textural

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