This Eden Valley Grenache comes from a 155 year old vineyard in Springton on brown and grey sandy loam over yellow clays. 30% whole-bunch fermented in a wooden vat, no crushing or temperature control, natural yeasts, hand plunged and foot trodden twice daily for 3 weeks. Racked once during elevage of 12 months in used thick staved 600L demi-muid with a small addition of old vine mourvedre for balance. Made with complete respect to the fruit and aiming above the great CNDP in terms of quality and longevity. Bottled unfined and unfiltered under stelvin capsule.
2014 HEAD ‘Ancestor Vine’ Grenache, Springton – Eden Valley
Deep red with Burgundy colours. Aromas of rhubarb, raspberry, pink musk, Turkish delight and candied orange peel. Full bodied and supremely textured with layers of sweet red fruit flavours. Dense, long and chewy tannins that coat the mouth endlessly. One for the patient cellar. Drink from 3 years for up to 20 years. 14.5% Alcohol.