2012 Sue’s Paddock Reserve Grenache

A lovely food wine that has the ability to drink well with richer foods.

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2012 Sue’s Paddock Reserve Grenache
2012 Sue’s Paddock Reserve Grenache
Blewitt Springs Single Vineyard

100% old vine Grenache. 9 mths second use American oak.

About the Wine  
Vintage

2012

Vine Age

55

Soil type

Sand over clay and ironstone

Clone

Bush vines

Pruning

Hand pruned

Location

Blewitt Springs (McLaren Vale)

Alcohol

15.64%

pH

3.38

Tasting Notes  
2012 Reserve Grenache / Single Vineyard Wine / McLaren Vale, South Australia
Variety

Grenache 100% (80+ year old dry grown)

Region

McLaren Vale, 100%. Blewitt Springs

Production

200 cases

Colour

A very attractive crimson red.

Viticulture

The fruit for this wine comes from our vineyard in Blewitt Springs which is part of an ancient geology of sandy soils with an underlying clay and ironstone base. The elevation and the cooling gully breezes at night extends the ripening period and enables the vines to create naturally balanced fruit with intense flavour.

Nose

This wine exhibits the distinct Grenache aromas; concentrated rose petals, ripe red berries and hints of confectionery. The nose is complex with signs of barrel maturation without any obvious oak.

Palate

There are ripe strawberry and raspberry flavours with the warmth of the dry grown Grenache showing long and fine tannins with a lingering finish. There is a savoury dry character that is not aggressive in any way with hints of spice. The wine lingers and has cleansing acidity. This wine reflects the terroir of the area and the characteristics of the Grenache variety.

Oak

9 months in second use American oak hogsheads

Analysis

Alc/Vol: 15.64%; pH: 3.38; TA: 6.36 SO2 Free 35/Total 101

Aging Potential

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

Winemaker

Mike Farmilo

Viticulturists

Sue Trott & Jonathon Trott

Food Match

A lovely food wine that has the ability to drink well with richer foods.

 
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