I wonder how many bush vine planted vineyards exist in WA? Most unusual but no doubt a contributing factor to this rapidly emerging premium Grenache. Indeed probably one of the most exciting of the variety to hit the marketplace in recent years.
I wonder how many bush vine planted vineyards exist in WA? Most unusual but no doubt a contributing factor to this rapidly emerging premium grenache. Indeed probably one of the most exciting of the variety to hit the marketplace in recent years.
***** Outstanding Winery, James Halliday, 2021 Australian Wine Companion
“Swinney is flying.” Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
“The first results of [the] collaboration are fantastic: the grenache, in particular, tastes like no other Australian example of this variety and will change perceptions of the Frankland region...” Max Allen, Australian Financial Review
“A new name to reckon with. The Swinneys aren’t new to vines but the recently launched brand amazed us with its formidable quality… the top reds, named Farvie, are shockingly good.” Huon Hooke, The Real Review
“Validation is faith’s greatest reward, and right now Matt Swinney is up to his eyeballs in it.” Nick Ryan, The Australian
"One of Australia's finest versions of the variety born of excellent farming and a unique place. Quite the vision to jam the variety in the ground in the somewhat unlikely place of Great Southern, but hey, there you go. It takes on earthy, savouriness with aplomb, amongst that sour plum, black cherry juice, blood orange and iodine/graphite mineral qualities. Tannins start soft and build to an authority, a trim, succulent, medium weight wine in total cruise control with all elements balanced and a general sense of deliciousness in tow. That texture is superb. Moreish, gulpable but serious red wine. It's fragrant, flavoursome, complex, interesting, and downright awesome to sip on. You feel the goodness at hello. An inkier expression but righteous." 95pts - Mike Bennie - WineFront