2019 Four Score Grenache – NEW RELEASE
Dry grown Grenache vines on our Foggo Rd vineyard were planted in 1928 and have now been producing for over 80 or ‘Four Score’ year.
Our Grenache was planted in 1928 and we believe this to be very special as these are some of the oldest vines in the district. So we named our Grenache in honour of their age ‘Four Score” being 80+ years old.
The dry grown gnarly Grenache vines on our Foggo Rd vineyard were planted in 1928 in sandy soil, which has meant that the vine has established its root system deep in the soil in search for water. Once old bush vines we pulled these vines up onto trellis to make for easier management and in turn protect the vines from disease and damage.
Open fermenters for gentle cap management are important with this style of Grenache to ensure gentle extraction of tannin and colour. Partial whole bunch (Carbonic Maceration) is also added to the ferment to give another dimension of flavour to the wine.
Wine Details & Tasting Notes
20 months in 3-year-old American & French Oaks.
McLaren Vale 100%
Colour: Vibrant brick red.
Nose: A delightful cherry cola presents on the nose on the initial quickly followed by an assortment of charming complexity from Prosciutto to Nutmeg.
Palate: A texturally pleasing lush and rounded palate displays a welcomed gentle cedar oak character completed with a touch of white pepper on the finish.