Hedonist Ecology Grenache 2021


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Region: McLaren Vale
Grapes: Grenache
First Glance: Wild Strawberry, Fine Tannin, Mid-Weight, Lively Acid

The Wine:
The fruit for Hedonist Ecology Grenache is sourced from an iconic vineyard in Kangarilla, a relatively cooler site within the McLaren Vale region. Handled lightly to allow the fruit to shine. Hand-picked, cold soaked for 4 days when the indigenous yeast kicked off in open fermenters. A little whole bunch (approx. 15%) and whole berry fermentation, add layers of complexity, while building texture. Remaining élevage for 10 months in a second use 4500L foudre. 

Aromas of wild strawberries, pomegranate, and rosehip with underlying earthy notes. The palate is full of more wild strawberries, with savoury truffle notes. Firm chocolatey tannins, lively pomegranate acidity, and a comfortable mid weight create a seamless, moreish wine.