- From 93-year-old dry-grown bush vines
- From the famed Clarendon sub region
- This is McLaren Vale Grenache at its best
Clandestine Vineyards Mclaren Vale #1 Grenache 2016 x6
$240.00 + DELIVERY
Especially suited to duck or gamey dishes, and matches perfectly with more aromatic and spicier realms.
Used French hogsheads for 9 months
The nose shows spicy red berry fruit with underlying gravelly, loamy characters.
The palate is vibrant, revealing cherries and five spice, but as the wine opens in the glass these develop into darker, wild fruits which dance across the mid-palate. The finish is long with a touch of toasty, soft oak tannin.
The Clandestine Vineyards #1 Grenache is the offering from the single vineyards project by Vinaceous Wines. Select vineyards are chosen specifically for their regional historical significance. Grenache as a grape is a versatile, plump, think-skinned and bush-hardy, but what separates the fun from the indulgent is terroir and vine age. The #1 Grenache was sourced from a treasured site where 93 year-old drygrown bush vines sit 150m above sea level in the small hilly township of Clarendon, McLaren Vale in South Australia. McLaren Vale lends itself uniquely to Grenache with its maritime climate, and the hot dry summers on loamy soils create the best growing conditions for this varietal. The vines were handpicked & gently basked pressed. The juice was then added back to first pressings, open fermented and finally aged in old French oak hogsheads to calm and round out the vintage after all that activity. It's a gentle approach with big results.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $40.00 (plus delivery)