2020 Twelftree Schuller Blewitt Springs Grenache
Region: Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale
Base Geology: Age Eocene 56 to 34 million years old. North Maslin sand, cross-bedded medium and coarse grained sand.
Soil: Deep bleached white sand overlying mottled orange clay. Contains a fraction of round, pebbly ironstone gravel
Climate: Mediterranean 2020 seasonal rainfall 639mm
Elevation: Seaview Grenache 205 metres
Vines: Grenache 91 year old vines untrellised and unirrigated
Picking Date: Grenache 16th of March 2020
Winemaking: Hand picked fruit, de-stemmed, not crushed, 15% whole bunch, cold soaked, natural fermentation, punched down, 16 days on skins, light pressings.
Maturation: 500 litre Frech oak and stainless steel puncheons for 9 months
Production 100 dozen