Villain and Vixen Grenache

2021 vintage

Old school winemaking has it that big is best - not so, we say, as villains against convention we favour vixen-like elegance with soft silky tannins, bright fruit, great balance and rich, complex flavours.

$24.50

Vineyard

Regional Barossa Blend | Including sites from Western Barossa and Williamstown
Upshot: Complexity | Intense and vibrant flavour profile

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average Winter rainfall | Above average Spring rainfall
Temperature: Warm Spring to early Summer | No extreme heat events
Upshot: Consistent flowering and fruit set | Healthy leaf/canopies | Controlled development

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry Summer and Autumn
Temperature: Below average daytime temperatures | Cool nights
Upshot: Consistent ripening conditions | Extended even flavour development | High natural acid | Wines of power and elegance

Winemaking

Fermentation: 90% De-stemmed & fermented on skins for 6-8 days | 10% Whole bunch ferment
Oak: French (80%) American (20%) – 100% Seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 8 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.0% | pH – 3.51 | Acid – 5.9 g/L | RS – <1.0 g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 23rd February – 24th March 2021 | Bottled: November 2021 | Released: November 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Strawberry | Raspberry | Cinnamon | Musk Stick
Texture: Mid-palate tannin focus | Fleshy and Juicy | Medium-bodied

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Red-backed Salamander
Vehicle – Chrysler 300S
Musical – Viola