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'The Experiment'
Varietal
Grenache
Region
McLaren Vale
Vintage
2017

2017 PENNY'S HILL 'THE EXPERIMENT' GRENACHE
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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.


Varietal

Grenache 100%

Region

McLaren Vale

Vineyard

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.

Winemaking

Fruit was hand picked and open fermented with gentle hand plunging. After 14 days on skins, optimum balance between flavour and tannin extraction was achieved and wine was pressed off skins and matured in old French puncheons for 11 months. Barrels remained on lees with regular topping to encourage texture and complexity and to preserve and respect the delicate nature of this parcel. 

The Wine

The wine shows dark cherry and berry fruits coupled with anise, spice and floral notes. The palate is both flavoursome and seductive stating fruit purity and elegance. Fine tannins provide structure and balance leading to a wine of exceptional length and generosity. 

Cellaring

Drink now or cellar up to 10 years

Winemaker

Alexia Roberts

Production

258 Dozen 

Tech details

pH 3.49  | TA 6.03g/L  |  Alc/vol 14.5%

In Stock
Add To Cart
$40.00
/ 750ml
SKU: PH17TEGR76DO
Add To Cart
$240.00
/ Case of 6
 

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