Region: Barossa Valley Grapes: Grenache First Glance: Pretty, Red Fruits, Juicy Acclaim: 92pts
The Wine: In 2022, the two blocks were wild fermented separately - the first 31% whole bunch, the second 20% whole bunch fruit, resulting in this outstanding expression of Vine Vale Grenache. Bright ruby purple in colour. Pretty red cherries and blue berry fruits with the subtle scent of red grapefruit are intriguingly combined with suggestions of savoury herbs and spices. The palate is plush, juicy and succulent. Red and blue fruits are entwined in mocha flavours with bright acidity and fine, powdery tannins
The Review Mike Bennie, The Wine Front - 92pts "Lighter weight expression today, sour-sweet, zesty almost, a tartness and some faint savouriness too. Feels laden with green herbs, dusted with sweet-ish spice and sports a light, game meat note too. Easy going expression of the vin de soif mode, feels unfettered and a bit au naturale. Nicely done."