PENNY'S HILL 'THE EXPERIMENT' GRENACHE 2015

THE WINE

A wine of exceptional flavour, character and elegance. Penny’s Hill Grenache; an experiment of old vine stocks planted to a modern trellis configuration, intensely planted to reduce vigour and increase concentration.

THE VINEYARDS

Careful canopy management of an exclusive 1.9 acre site on shallow soils, results in low yields of highly concentrated fruit. With two vines per panel, planted almost together and crossed deliberately at the first wire, vigour is contained and concentration enhanced. Sourced from ancient, pre-clonal Grenache reared to the north of the Vales, the plot is almost dry grown.

VINIFICATION

Fruit was hand picked and open fermented using 20% whole bunches. Gentle hand plunging and 14 days on skins ensured optimum balance between flavour and tannin extraction before pressing and maturation in old French Hogsheads for 12 months. Barrels remained on lees with regular topping to encourage texture and complexity and to preserve and respect the delicate nature of this parcel.

$35.00 per bottle


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CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Alexia Roberts

COLOUR
Deep purple with a vibrant red rim

BOUQUET
Cherry, raspberry and bright berry fruits coupled with licorice and cinnamon spice and subtle earthiness.

PALATE
Showing seductive and pure red berry fruits and nuanced savoury notes, this flavoursome wine displays an elegant and juicy palate. Supple tannins provide structure and balance leading to a wine of exceptional length and generosity.

GRAPE VARIETY
Grenache

GROWING REGION
McLaren Vale

% ALCOHOL
14.5%

ACIDITY
7.2 g/L

pH
3.39

 

 

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