2016 Indian File

Some whole-bunch fermentation, a little oak maturation, highlighting the distinctive fruit. Great aromas and taste.

 

 

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2016 "Indian File" Grenache
2016 "Indian File" Grenache
Blewitt Springs Single Vineyard

With ripe berry fruit enhanced and enriched by whole bunch fermentation. This is a complex, savoury style similar to a cool-climate Pinot Noir. Perhaps James Irvine was right many years ago when he called McLaren Vale Grenache the Pinot d ‘Fleurieu!

About the Wine  
Vintage

2016

Vine Age

80+year old

Soil type

Sand over Clay and Ironstone

Clone

Bush vines

Pruning

Hand-pruned

Location

Blewitt Springs

Alcohol

14.7%

pH

3.62

Tasting Notes  
2016 Grenache  / “Indian File” / McLaren Vale, South Australia
Variety

Grenache,dry-grown.

Regionvineyard

McLaren Vale, 100%.

Colour

A very attractive, bright crimson purple.

Nose

Lifted,ripe rich Grenache fruit, pure and youthful; typical of this vineyard. It also has a distinctive dried herb character that adds complexity.

Palate

Soft juiicy, open palate, with lingering fennel and aniseed. Very easy to drink.                         

Oak

9 months in French oak.

Analysis

Alc/Vol: 14.7%; pH: 3.62; TA: 6.51g/L;

Aging Potential

This wine has the potential to develop with careful medium-term cellaring.

Winemaker

Mike Farmilo

Viticulturists

Sue Trott & Jonathon Trott

 

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