L.A.S. Vino - 2021 'Granite' Grenache

2021 'Granite' Grenache

Variety
Grenache
Region
Margaret River, Western Australia
Abv
14%
Volume
750ml

Strikingly beautiful at 350m above sea level, the vineyard sits on a steep north facing slope in the middle of the Ferguson Valley. Bush vines sprawl across the bare land and remain unirrigated, with fruit sitting just above the ground. Due to the elevation and high winds the vineyard needs minimal sprays and there are no herbicides or pesticides used. Throughout the vineyard large granite rocks punctuate the gravelly loam top soil. There isn’t a vineyard we have seen that is anything like th...Read More...

Strikingly beautiful at 350m above sea level, the vineyard sits on a steep north facing slope in the middle of the Ferguson Valley. Bush vines sprawl across the bare land and remain unirrigated, with fruit sitting just above the ground.

Due to the elevation and high winds the vineyard needs minimal sprays and there are no herbicides or pesticides used. Throughout the vineyard large granite rocks punctuate the gravelly loam top soil. There isn’t a vineyard we have seen that is anything like this and the resulting wine expression of that.

Naturally fermented, pumped over once a day and fermented cool to retain aroma. Fermented with the addition of 10-20% whole bunches which provide both structure and aromatics.  The wine was then pressed into a 675L amphora and 2-3 year old oak barrels where it matures for 11 months on lees, prior to bottling un-fined and un-filtered.

Its delicate, elegant, perfumed but has beautiful structure and length. Poise and refined power in the same bottle. Flavours of cherry, campari, rhubarb and cranberries and forest floor.

-From the maker-

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