13TWSCG750DOM_01

2014 Twelftree Schuller Grenache

, ,


$55

In stock

This vineyard is a very special and magical place, 500 odd vines based at the top of the Blewitt Springs range. Planted in the 1930s, they just sit there looking so happy and peaceful; the site is beautiful and always mesmerising to visit. These old vines have seen it all and self regulate their canopy and crop, year in and year out. We always find this wine amazingly complex on the bouquet and love the refinement and poise of its fine and succulent tannins.

  • Tasting Notes

    Colour
    Deep, bright red.

    Aroma
    The bouquet grabs your attention straight from the first whiff, with notes of roasted meats, cherry, rhubarb, fresh cut flowers, potpourri, lavender and menthol.

    Palate
    This wine does not attack but caresses the palate with a wave of gentle and ripe fruits, the tannins are total class with a lovely brightness that hold a lovely sap and clean mouth feel, I rarely find tannins this fine in Australian wine. This wine will be best drunk after decanting and will reward 10 to 15 years in the cellar.

  • Wine Making

    Hand picked fruit, de-stemmed, not crushed, 15% whole bunch, cold soaked, natural fermentation, punched down, 14 days on skins, light pressings.

    Maturation
    500 litre French oak and stainless steel puncheons for 10 months.

  • Technical Information

    Closure Type
    Screwcap

    Volume (ml)
    0750ml

    Varietal
    Grenache

    Region
    McLaren Vale

    Alcohol (% vol.)
    14.5%

  • Product Reviews
    94 Points - James Halliday, Wine Companion, August 2017
    86yo vines, hand-picked, 85% whole berries, 15% whole bunches, cold soak, open-fermented, punched down, 14 days on skins, matured for 10 months in French puncheons and a 300l stainless steel barrel. The colour is as light as expected, the medium-bodied palate with a strongly savoury footnote to its red berry fruits. Elegant wine.

CONTINUE SHOPPING CONTACT US for Previous Releases