- Limited Release
- 5 Star Halliday rated winery
- This wine is all about texture, length and balance
Richard Hamilton Burton's Vineyard Grenache 2015 x6
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This wine will accompany the best pasta, paella, or rich gamey meals - or just enjoy it on its own. The great beauty of this wine is that it invites another mouthful.
Older oak for 18 months.
Medium garnet red with crimson hues.
Fine, elegant, restrained and with a touch of cedar, the nose shows estery floral and cherry fragrance, with an underlying hint of pepper: typical of concentrated Grenache . Oak plays a minor role in the background to allow the beautiful fruit to shine through.
This wine is all about texture, length and balanced fruit. It has medium body in which the tannins are long and soft while the bright fruit provides persistence of mouth feel. Fruit flavours are in the cherry spectrum.
The Grenache has been sourced from vines planted in 1947 by Burton Hamilton, Richard Hamilton's father. The fruit from these dry-land grown, bush vines was selected for quality on the vine and hand harvested then fermented in a single small fermenter to dryness then gently pressed. Oak maturation in older fine grain French oak occurred after malo-lactic fermentation and racking. Following good rainfall in June and July, the growing season was much drier than average from August through to January, with above average spring temperatures. 37mm of rain in early to mid January freshened the vine canopies and the subsequent cooler weather provided ideal ripening conditions. February was dry and warmer than average both at night and during the day, but free of prolonged heat wave conditions. The vintage was very condensed with all of the fruit being harvested before the end of February. Yields tended below average and provided great fruit concentration The vineyard is located at the rear of our Old Winery Block in southern McLaren Vale. Planted in 1947, these dry-grown traditional Australian 'Bush Vines' were hand reared by Richard Hamilton's father, Burton Hamilton (1904 to 1994) who was a viticulturist in South Australia for his entire working life. The site, selection, and resultant wine are a true expression of McLaren Vale terroir and fitting tribute to Burton's pioneering spirit.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $30.00 (plus delivery and handling)
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