This Grenache has been produced from a single 80yr old vineyard in Rowland Flat in the Barossa Valley. The palate is generous with intense true varietal characteristics. It’s delicately rounded and generous; no problems drinking now.
About this Wine
This Grenache has been produced from a single 80yr old vineyard in Rowland Flat in the Barossa Valley. The palate is generous with intense true varietal characteristics. It’s delicately rounded and generous. The mouth feel denotes the 70 year old Foudre barrels, where this wine has rested for 12 months. A superb Grenache that has a lingering finish.
About the Winery
Cirillo's claim to fame is its ownership of some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world - 3 ha of bush vines planted in 1848! But wait...there's more! They also own what is believed to be the OLDEST Semillon vines in the world. In this case a single 1ha plot located at Light Pass. Most of the grapes are sold to Torbreck, leaving only a small portion for the Cirillo label. More recent plantings are mere babes at 30 years old.
Where this wine comes from - Barossa Valley
The Barossa Valley is Australia’s best-known wine region and there’s a good reason why. The wines certainly live up to their international reputation, particularly Barossa Shiraz. With long, warm summers, the region produces full-bodied styles with power and panache. The reds are rich and luscious in their youth with dark-berried flavours, fruit intensity and fine-grained tannins, which mature gracefully with time in the cellar. But there’s more to the region than Shiraz. Grenache and Mourvèdre do more than play a supporting role in GSM blends, they’re standing on their own two feet as single varietal wines. And with a new school of winemakers at the helm, the region is in good hands for a long and healthy future.