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2019 Strawberry Patch Grenache Rose ***SOLD OUT***

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Another great vintage of the Strawberry Patch Grenache Rose in a salmon pink colour.  

It has a lifted nose of strawberry, followed by hints of white cherry, raspberry and potpourri.

The bright palate consists of strawberry, pomegranate and cranberry fruit. The finish is crisp and dry.

Fruit for this wine is 100% from our Wistmosa vineyard in the Tatachilla region of McLaren Vale. The vines were planted in 1996/1998; the soil in the region is classified as Pirramimma Sandstone. The fruit was handpicked into 1 tonne bins. Free run juice and light pressings were cold fermented to produce this wine.

The wine was bottled in July 2019.

Technical Details – ALC 13.0%  

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2015 Shiraz

With a crimson colour and rich and fruit driven nose of dark berries, spice, cedar and violet, this wine is all blueberries and plum on the palate with a long, mouth filling dark chocolate finish. It is all about the fruit but is well balanced by three years maturation in French oak.

 Fruit for this wine is 100% from our Wistmosa vineyard in the Tatachilla region of McLaren Vale. The vines were planted in 1996/1998; the soil in the region is classified as Pirramimma Sandstone but this particular block is a heavy red loam over broken sandstone.

The vines are hand pruned and the fruit was picked into 1 tonne bins before being transported to the winery.

 At the winery the focus is to deliver clean and intact fruit to the open top fermenters. Approximately 25% whole bunch fruit was used in the fermentation. Skin contact was managed by twice daily hand plunging and pump overs.

The wine was bag pressed, returned to barrel to pass through malolactic fermentation.

The wine was taken out of barrel and bottled in July 2018.

The wine spent 36 months in two lots of second use French (Gillet and Boutes) oak hogsheads.

Technical Details – ALC 14.5%

Drink - Now until 2030

2017 Grenache

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This Grenache is a lovely garnet colour with a bright and concentrated hit of raspberry against a subtle background of dried herbs on the nose. 

The palate has dark cherry, raspberry and dried strawberries forming the backbone of this medium weight wine. It is rich and mouth filling with a long, lingering finish.

Fruit for this wine is 100% from our Wistmosa vineyard in the Tatachilla region of McLaren Vale. The vines were planted in 1996/1998; the soil in the region is classified as Pirramimma Sandstone.

The vines are hand pruned and the fruit was picked into 1 tonne bins for transport to the winery.

At the winery the focus is about keeping it simple. Skin contact was managed by twice daily hand plunging and pump overs. The wine was bag pressed, returned to barrel to pass through malolactic fermentation.

It was taken out of barrel and bottled in July 2019.

 The wine was matured in old French oak (Gillet and Boutes) hogsheads.

Technical Details – ALC 14.8%

Drink - Now until 2024

NV Sparkling Grenache Shiraz

Our first foray into the world of sparkling wine! Crimson coloured and with a heady nose of plum and blueberry with hints of raspberry and dark chocolate.

The palate is rich and dark consisting of blueberry, plums and hints of raspberry, chocolate and spice. The finish is bright and cleansing.

Grenache and Shiraz fruit for this wine came from our vineyard located on California Road. The vines are 20 years old and are planted in the gently undulating red/grey sandy loam soils – a combination of the Pirramimma Sandstone (Yellow & buff sandstone, pebbly sandstone, clay) and Ngaltinga Formation (grey & red mottled alluvial clay; commonly capped with calcrete) soils. Vines are hand pruned.

Winemaking - Select barrels of our 2014 and 2015 Grenache and 2014 and 2015 Shiraz were blended to form the base wine for this sparkling.
The wine was bottled in July 2018

The Grenache was aged in seasoned French oak and the Shiraz in both new and seasoned French oak.

Technical Details – ALC 14.9%

Drink - Now and forever!