WIllunga 100 The Trott Vineyard Blewitt Springs Grenache 2021


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Region: McLaren Vale
Grapes: Grenache
First Glance: Raspberry, Blood Orange, Graphite, Firm Tannin
Acclaim: 95pts

The Wine:
A single vineyard Grenache sourced from Sue Trott’s vineyard in Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale. Fruit was hand harvested, 10% whole bunch, remainder de-stemmed into stainless steel open fermenters. The ferment spent 10 days on skins, during which time it was gently plunged to ensure optimum extraction whilst maintaining the delicate aromatics. Wine was basket pressed off of skins before maturation and malolactic fermentation on lees to retain fruit purity and freshness.

The wine has a bright lifted nose of red berries. This profile continues onto the palate where red raspberry is complimented with warm cinnamon spice, orange zest and cranberry. The wine finishes with a bright, juicy acidity and lingering fine grained tannins.

The Review:
Gary Walsh, The Wine Front - 95pts
"Ripe raspberry, spice, blood orange, dried flowers. Medium-bodied, stony with a graphite sort of feel, deep fruit, all of them red, juicy cranberry acidity, a pleasing twist of amaro flavour, and a long finish, kind of savoury and meaty, but also with that depth and intensity of fresh berries. The carry of firm tannin as it closes is something of a highlight. Top shelf."